Undergraduate Course: Latin 1A (LATI08007)
|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 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 1C (LATI08009)
||Other requirements|| Students who have prior knowledge of the language should go into the advanced beginners' courses (1C and 1D). The Course Organiser will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they are in the right course. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser in advance of registering students for the course.
Postgraduate students, please note that there is a dedicated postgraduate course for students who wish to take beginners Latin. Please enrol on Elementary Latin (PG) 1 - PGHC11086
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Approval is required from the Classics Teaching Director.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Six tutorial exercises, marked best of five (20%)
Written Assignment (20%)
Midterm assessment test in class (20%)
Two hour exam (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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have a good understanding of the essentials of Latin grammar and syntax;
- demonstrate basic skills in translating and understanding Latin literary texts;
- demonstrate a sense of the common Latin roots of the Romance languages;
- 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
||Please note that graduate students intending to study beginners' Latin must select the Elementary Latin course (course code: PGHC11086), not Latin 1A.
|Course organiser||Dr Donncha O'Rourke
Tel: (0131 6)50 3771
|Course secretary||Mrs Ksenia Gorlatova
Tel: (0131 6)50 8349