Undergraduate Course: Latin 1C (LATI08009)
|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. Typically three classes each week are devoted to reading and literary interpretation, while a fourth may be a class on a linguistic theme or an unseen. In addition, there is a linguistically based tutorial once a week on 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)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1A (LATI08007)
||Other requirements|| SCE Higher or A-level or equivalent in Classical Latin
Information for Visiting Students
|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)
2000 word essay (20%)
Two hour exam (60%)
||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|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Latin language;
- locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
- analyse and pass informed critical judgement on specific works and passages;
- 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 Gavin Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3581
|Course secretary||Miss Clara Burns
Tel: (0131 6)50 4459