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Undergraduate Course: Latin 1B (LATI08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course develops near beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of classical Latin and their skill in reading original Latin texts. The second half of the semester is taken up with the reading of a simple text.
Course description This course is divided into two phases: Weeks 1-6 continue and complete a standard syllabus in morphology and syntax (typically Wheelock's Latin, Chapters 25-40), thereby equipping students to read unadapted classical Latin prose and poetry. In Weeks 7-11 students will read and study unadapted Latin literature of the classical period (e.g., selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses). The following may therefore be regarded as an indicative (but not exhaustive) schedule:

Week 1: Introduction and review; the Indirect Statement
Week 2: Subordinate Clauses using the Subjunctive Mood: Clauses of Purpose and Result
Week 3: More Subordinate Clauses using the Subjunctive Mood: Indirect Questions and Commands
Week 4: Conditional Sentences; Deponent Verbs
Week 5: Gerunds and Gerundives
Week 6: Clauses of Fearing and review
Week 7-11: Close-reading of selections of classical Latin
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Latin 1A (LATI08007)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Latin 1D (LATI08010)
Other requirements Students are required to pass Latin 1A (LATI08007). A student who has been registered for Latin 1B but does not pass Latin 1A in the 1st Semester must contact the course organiser for his/her approval before continuing with Latin.

Student who have studied the language extensively in the past (GCSE, at least, or equivalent) should normally enrol in Latin 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.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  32
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 143 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
Six tutorial exercises, marked best five (20%)
Written assignment (20%)

Practical Exam:
Midterm in-class test (20%)

Written Exam:
Two hour exam (40%)
Feedback 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. command essential and more advanced Latin vocabulary of idiom;
  2. master the essentials of Latin morphology and syntax;
  3. understand and translate independently passages of previously unseen Latin featuring a range of Latin morphology and syntax;
  4. with the use of a dictionary and other aids, understand and translate passages of literary Latin;
  5. read Latin with an initial awareness of literary-critical issues.
Reading List
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsLatin 1B
Course organiserDr Justin Stover
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
Course secretaryMr Rob Hutchinson
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