CLA2001 : Level 2 Latin: Interpretation of Texts
CLA2001 : Level 2 Latin: Interpretation of Texts
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Anke Walter
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
|CLA1012||Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2|
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
Students who have taken CLA1012, and wish to continue with Latin, may take this module. You will prepare the translation of the prescribed selections from one or more prose texts and/or a verse text. Our class work will mainly consist of translation and discussion of these selections, and of practising commentary on and interpretation of them. You will also get some practice in unseen translation of texts similar to selections.
The aim of this module is to develop students' ability to translate, understand and critically analyse and appreciate a range of Latin texts, both seen and unseen, and of a linguistic and intellectual level appropriate for Level 2.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module aims:
1. To further develop students' linguistic skills, as applied to reading and translating original literary texts in Latin;
2. To further develop students' skills in interpreting and analysing Latin literary texts.
3. To familiarise students with a range of resources (traditional and digital) employed in the advanced study of Latin literary texts.
Students taking this module will work on selected literary texts in the original Latin joined under a particular
theme, with a focus on further developing skills of interpretation and analysis.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
To develop students' ability to translate, understand and critically analyse and appreciate Latin texts, both seen and unseen, and of a linguistic and intellectual level appropriate for Level 2.
Intended Skill Outcomes
Subject specific skills: increased ability to translate, analyse and criticise Latin texts.
Cognitive/intellectual skills: increased ability to recognise patterns (whether linguistic, stylistic, thematic or conceptual).
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||66||1:00||66:00||N/A|
|Structured Guided Learning||Lecture materials||2||1:00||2:00||part of student contact hours|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||66||1:00||66:00||Two hours specific prep for each session|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||31||1:00||31:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||35||1:00||35:00||General consolidation activities|
Jointly Taught With
|CLA3001||Level 3 Latin: Interpretation of Texts|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Synchronous small-group sessions are largely student-led, and provide the opportunity to collaboratively read, review and discuss the prescribed text(s), while further refining existing skills in:
- identifying and understanding a range of Latin linguistic and syntactical features;
- translating Latin into clear and fluent English;
- literary analysis.
Structured guided learning activities provide students with the opportunity to:
- acquire knowledge and understanding of broader themes, ideas and contexts (whether literary, historical, philosophical, socio-cultural);
- prepare for synchronous sessions; and assessments;
- further refine discipline-specific technical skills.
Guided independent study is intended as time for:
- skills practice;
- directed reading and research;
- preparing and completing any formative and summative assessments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||A||60||2,500 word research project|
|Portfolio||1||M||40||1500 word translation portfolio|
Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||Discipline-specific skills exercises|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Summative assessment is designed to assesses students' knowledge and interpretative understanding of the texts studied, with particular reference to the application of their linguistic knowledge, and their skills in presenting their views and analyses of key issues regarding the set text(s).
Portfolio is designed to test students' translation skills.
Essay 1 assesses skills in interpretation, based on the text in the original.
Formative assessment is designed to review, revise and consolidate linguistic knowledge and/or tools for the interpretation of texts.
All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. Details of the alternative assessment will be provided by the module leader.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.
Past Exam Papers
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