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Modules

Modules

CLA2002 : Level 2 Latin: Special Study Stage 2

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Students taking this module will undertake work on two literary texts in the original Latin. The particular texts will be determined on a yearly basis, taking into account students' prior reading.

This module aims:
1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in Latin;
2. To develop students' knowledge and understanding of the nature of specific Latin literary texts, and of problems and issues involved in the study of those texts.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students taking this module will undertake work on two literary texts in the original Latin. The particular texts will be determined on a yearly basis, taking into account
(i) the availability of relevant background teaching in the menu of CAC options taught in that year;
(ii) availability of staff to supervise a particular option.
(iii) Students’ preferences and previous reading.
(iv)The need to avoid overlap between a student’s Stages 2 and 3 (and, where relevant, their Master’s stage).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% of guided independent study
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CLA3002
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures (i) introduce overall topics, issues and theories involved in the study of the Latin texts /authors concerned; (ii) look in more detail at aspects of particular texts, illustrating methods, approaches and analytical skills which van be used in assessing these works. Students develop skills in tackling these aspects for themselves buy (i) preparing relevant tasks for group - work within selected lectures (iii) preparing and submitting one assessed and one non- assessed assignment on the texts studied.
The language tutorial sessions support students' private reading of the texts in the original by providing guidance on linguistic difficulties and techniques of translation and linguistic analysis.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination451A10translation only, of seen text from Sem. 1
Written Examination902A50only on seen texts from Sem. 2
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CLA3002Level 2/3 Latin: Special Study Stage 32N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M40One 2000 - word piece on the Sem 1 text
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examinations assess students' skills in translating, analysing and interpreting Latin texts in the original and their adaptability in applying those skills through translation and commentary questions on passages taken from the set texts.

The submitted work, on either text, assesses students; knowledge and understanding of the text, its place within the field of Latin Literature, their awareness of and ability to comment critically on scholarly debate and their skills in presenting their views and analyses in written form.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.

Reading Lists

Timetable