Module Catalogue 2022/23

CLA1012 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Sophie Ngan
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
CLA1011Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 1
Pre Requisite Comment

Normally, successful completion of CLA1011; exceptionally, and at the discretion of the Module Leader and Degree Programme Director, other qualifications (such as A-level Latin to a very high standard, or Latin qualifications from another university) may be accepted.

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



The overall aims of this module are to:
•further develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style, to a level allowing students more independent study of Latin texts
•further develop students’ skills and knowledge required for the detailed study of a Latin prose or verse text.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module is normally taken as the natural sequel to CLA1011 taught in Semester 1. Both modules comprise a language and a literature component; the two elements are inseparable and reinforce each other. We will continue from CLA1011 with a text-based approach (usually a verse text and a prose text), paying attention both to consolidating students' language skills and to literary analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

1. To further develop and consolidate knowledge of the essentials of Latin grammar
2. To further build vocabulary
3. To gain an awareness of the common stylistic features of Latin texts
4. To further enhance understanding of the chosen set text(s)

Intended Skill Outcomes

1. To further develop skills in understanding, analysing and translating Latin texts (seen and unseen, verse and prose)
2. To successfully use a range of resources (traditional and digital) for the study of Latin texts
3. To find, read, and critically evaluate relevant secondary literature
4. To apply learned knowledge and skills (selectively, where appropriate) in the completion of the module’s different assessment components.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion691:0069:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00Part of student contact hours (9 lecture recordings and materials, available online)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading891:0089:00Module reading and resource list; wider self-identified resources
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching241:0024:00student-led sessions
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion91:009:00Directed online discussion space to prepare for synchronous sessions
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Synchronous small-group sessions (seminars) are largely student-led, and provide the opportunity to collaboratively read, review, discuss, and make progress in:
- identifying and understanding core features of the Latin language;
- translating Latin into clear and appropriate English;
- analysing literary features of the assigned text(s).

Online lecture materials (part of student contact hours):
- providing background information on the texts and their contexts;
- covering essential aspects of grammar and interpretation.

Structured guided learning activities provide students with the opportunity to:
- consolidate grammar and vocabulary knowledge;
- acquire knowledge and understanding of the set text's broader themes and contexts;
- prepare for synchronous sessions;
- discuss assigned reading and any troubleshooting in an online forum;
- practice discipline-specific technical skills (e.g. translation; digital literacy).

Guided independent study is intended as time for:
- directed reading and research;
- preparing and completing any formative and summative assessments.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination902A50Digital Inspera Exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M502000 words translation and commentary exercise
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MDiscipline-specific technical skills quizzes (esp. grammar, vocab)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Summative assessments are designed to holistically test students' understanding and knowledge of Latin grammar and the prescribed set text, as well as skills of translation and analysis.

Formative assessments are designed to review, revise, and consolidate key points of grammar as well as vocabulary.

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


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2022/23 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2023/24 entry will be published here in early-April 2023. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.