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Undergraduate Course: Latin 1Ha (LATI10017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis Honours course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of classical Latin.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  3
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 42, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
Six tutorial exercises, marked best of five (20%)
Written Assignment (20%)

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

Written Exam:
Two hour exam (40%)
Feedback 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. use a vocabulary of essential Latin words and phrases;
  2. show a good knowledge of essential Latin morphology;
  3. recognise and analyse essential Latin syntactical constructions;
  4. understand and translate passages of Latin involving a range of essential vocabulary, grammar and syntax.
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
Special Arrangements 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.
KeywordsLatin 1Ha
Course organiserDr Aaron Pelttari
Tel: (0131 6)51 3004
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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