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CLA1002 : Beginners' Latin in Action 2

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module follows on from CLA1001 and covers most of the remainder of Latin grammar; this will enable you to relate a translation to its original and to gauge its fidelity, and to translate some original Latin texts for yourself with the aid of a dictionary. Some original Latin texts will be read and analysed with the help of published translations.

The module aims to:
•develop further the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in CLA1001
•provide students with an enhanced knowledge of Latin sufficient for judging the accuracy of translations
•deal with some of the less complicated Latin texts in the original
•equip students to take Latin at the intermediate level

Outline Of Syllabus

- the Latin grammar covered in Units 13-23 of the course material “VVV”, including most of the important forms of Latin verbs and nouns;
- “Latin in Action”: exercises practising the application of the grammar learnt to real Latin texts, accompanied by translations and guidance notes.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion721:0072:0047.5% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading721:0072:0047.5% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study81:008:005% of guided independent study
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CAC8098Beginners' Latin for MA Candidates
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

General rationale: This (traditional) method for language learning has worked well over the past years, and was commended by students.

Lectures which include informal practice and exercise (as set in course material) will introduce, discuss and practise all the knowledge and skills implied in the learning outcomes; they will also instruct students how best to use the time set aside for private study.

Private study is supposed to be spent revising the material discussed in class, preparing for the next class and doing the exercises provided in the course material.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A55N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CAC8098Beginners' Latin for MA Candidates2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M45In format of assignments for weekly Latin-in-Action component; c 1,850 words not including the brief language/translation-questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An examination is best suited for testing linguistic knowledge and skills.
The assignment tests the students' skills in analysing Latin texts accompanied by published translation(s).

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

This module cannot be made available to Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students under any circumstances.

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