Undergraduate Course: Latin 1Ha (LATI10017)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This Honours course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of classical Latin.
This course covers the first sections of a standard syllabus in morphology and syntax (typically Wheelock's Latin, Chapters 1-24) and is intended for those with no experience in the language at all; it is not available to those with any prior knowledge of the language. It is a fast-paced course, allowing students to cover a large amount of material in the eleven weeks of teaching; tutorials begin in the fourth week and supplement the material covered in the lectures. Lectures are interactive, with students often working in groups and taking part in translation of unadapted Latin (inscriptions) from week 1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1A (LATI08007)
||Other requirements|| This course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of Classical Latin. It is not available to Honours students with prior knowledge of the language. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser who will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they meet the requirements.
|Additional Costs|| Course text.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 42,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Tutorial exercises (25%)
Written Assignment (15%)
Alternative assessment to examination (take-home exercise) (60%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate in written examination and course work that they have a good understanding of basic Latin morphology
- demonstrate in written examination and course work that they can recognise and identify basic Latin syntactical constructions
- demonstrate in written examination and course work that they can translate short extracts from Latin into English
- demonstrate in class discussion an ability to apply these skills to deepen their understanding of the ancient world
|Wheelock's Latin, Frederic M. Wheelock, revised Richard A LaFleur (7th edition, revised): HarperResource (HarperCollins), 2011|
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary, ed. James Morwood (3rd, revised edition): Oxford UP, 2005
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students taking this class for honours credit will be required to produce an assignment which conforms to Honours class standards, in addition to all other work for the class, TBA with the course organiser. This assignment uses their developing linguistic knowledge to deepen their understanding of their main degree subject, whether that is Classical Literature, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. The assignment will thus be one that combines language skills with the other skills acquired during the degree, the one reinforcing and developing the other.
|Course organiser||Dr Justin Stover
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
|Course secretary||Miss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783