Postgraduate Course: Elementary Latin (PG) 1 (PGHC11086)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to the Latin language for complete beginners and those with limited recent experience of the language. A thorough grounding is provided in the essentials of Latin accidence (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs) and in the syntax of the simple sentence.
This course aims to teach complete beginners the basics of Latin grammar to enable them to read straightforward Latin by the end of the semester. The course, therefore, moves at a very fast pace. The class meets for 4 hours each week, and in addition there are 6 tutorials during the semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Latin 1Ha (LATI10017)
||Other requirements|| Students with any previous experience in Latin must speak to Course Organiser before enrolling and may only be able to take this course on an audit basis.
Students on programmes for which the course is a core element will be given priority if the course is oversubscribed.
|Additional Costs|| None
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)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
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%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- master basic Latin morphology;
- recognise and understand basic Latin syntactical constructions;
- translate short extracts from Latin into English;
- analyse and reflect critically upon the Latin language and upon scholarly and conceptual discussions about approaches to the language.
|Students will require a Latin/English Dictionary|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students with any previous experience in Latin must speak to Course Organiser before enrolling and may only be able to take this course on an audit basis
|Keywords||Elem Latin 1 (PG)
|Course organiser||Dr Donncha O'Rourke
Tel: (0131 6)50 3771
|Course secretary||Mrs Ksenia Gorlatova
Tel: (0131 6)50 8349