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Undergraduate Course: Latin 2Hb (LATI10031)

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
SummaryThe main objective of Latin 2HB is to advance further the student's knowledge of the Latin language and to develop the ability to read independently in Classical Latin with linguistic and literary understanding.

Course description This course will focus on Latin grammar and syntax, unseen translation from Latin to English, and reading and interpretation of prescribed prose and verse texts. In lectures attention is paid to linguistic and literary aspects of the texts, to cultural and historical contexts, and to generic affiliations. In tutorials attention is paid to the honing of students' expertise in the reading and writing of Latin, and in literary and textual criticism to a more advanced level than Latin 1HA, 1HB and 2HA.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Latin 1A (LATI08007) AND Latin 1B (LATI08008)) OR ( Latin 1Ha (LATI10017) AND Latin 1Hb (LATI10018) AND Latin 2Ha (LATI10030))
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Latin 2B (LATI08012)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be required to purchase basic grammars and dictionaries.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  1
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
2500 word essay (30%)
Tutorials (20%)

Two hour exam (50%)
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 S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Latin language, more advanced than their experience in Latin 1HA, Latin 1HB, and/or Latin 2HA.
  2. locate works of Latin literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
  3. analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages
  4. locate and use relevant forms of primary and secondary evidence in building up a coherent and relevant argument
Reading List
The bibliography will depend on the texts chosen.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Students taking this class for honours credit will be required to produce an essay which conforms to Honours class standards, in length, quality and bibliography.
KeywordsLatin 2hb
Course organiserDr Sandra Bingham
Tel: (0131 6)50 6689
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Smith
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