Undergraduate Course: Latin 1D (LATI08010)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers more advanced students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Latin, to improve their skills in reading original Latin texts, and to develop their understanding of the interpretation of Latin authors.
This is essentially a reading class with the aim of improving the linguistic ability of the students. The course typically examines two set texts in the semester. Two classes each week are devoted to reading and language, the third is a lecture on an aspect of the text. In addition, there is a linguistically based tutorial once a week for subjects such as grammar study, unseen translation, prose composition and metre. While the course focuses mainly on linguistic improvement, the students will also study the literary, historical and intellectual relevance of the texts and become acquainted with current scholarship on the subject.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Latin 1C (LATI08009)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1B (LATI08008)
||Other requirements|| Students are required to pass Latin 1C (LATI08009). A student who has been registered for Latin 1D but does not pass Latin 1C in the 1st Semester must contact the course organiser for his/her approval before continuing with Latin.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Tutorial Exercises (20%)
2,000 word Essay (20%)
Final Assessment (60%)
Failure to submit the essay will result in a Force Fail for the course, even if the overall mark is above 40.
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework; in the case of tutorial exercises, this will be within days of handing in the work. There is further scope for discussion of feedback with the Course Organiser, Lecturers, Instructors or Tutors in lectures, tutorials, office hours, or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate in coursework a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Latin language
- demonstrate in coursework an enhanced ability to locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
- demonstrate in coursework an ability to analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages
- demonstrate especially in their coursework essay an ability to locate and use relevant forms of primary and secondary evidence in building up a coherent and relevant argument
|The bibliography will depend on the texts chosen.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Aaron Pelttari
Tel: (0131 6)51 3004
|Course secretary||Miss Claire Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582