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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: Elementary Latin (PG) 1 (PGHC11086)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  26
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
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 Not entered
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. master essential Latin morphology;
  3. recognise and analyse essential Latin syntactical constructions;
  4. independently understand and translate previously unseen passages of Latin involving a range of essential vocabulary, grammar and syntax;
  5. with the use of a dictionary and other aids, understand and translate more complex passages of Latin.
Reading List
Students will require a Latin/English Dictionary
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements 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
KeywordsElem Latin 1 (PG)
Course organiserDr Aaron Pelttari
Tel: (0131 6)51 3004
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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