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CLA1011 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module, with its natural sequel CLA1012 in Semester 2, may be taken by students with suitable prior qualifications in Latin, such as A-levels; they are also the natural continuation of the Beginners’ modules (CLA1001 and CLA1002).

Both modules comprise a language and a literature component; the two elements are inseparable and reinforce each other. In the language parts, the aim is to develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style, and to provide linguistic support for work on Latin literature. In the literature part, the aim is to train students in the detailed study of a Latin prose or verse text, applying the knowledge of the language which they have acquired or are acquiring, and to allow them to gain a thorough understanding of the texts studied.

This module can either be taken independently or together with CLA1012; the latter may normally only be taken following successful completion of this module.

The overall aims of this module are:
• to develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style
• to train students in the detailed study of a Latin prose or verse text, at the level appropriate to the “post-beginners”/”post-A-level” knowledge of the language which they have acquired or are acquiring

Outline Of Syllabus

Of the 4 hours a week, two will be devoted to language and grammar; one to a “Latin in Action” component (analysing texts with the help of translations, developing the approach used in CLA1001-1002); and one to reading passages from Vergil’s Aeneid in the original.

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
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Language classes (as described above) are the best way to combine the imparting of (grammatical and other) knowledge with the hands-on training in linguistic and literary skills

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A55Exam with grammar questions and a short passage for translation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M45In format of assignments for weekly Latin-in-Action component; c. 2,000 words not including the brief language/translation questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exam tests knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and of the text studied; and skills of translation.
Coursework tests all skills specified above, as well as knowledge of grammar and style.

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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