Module Catalogue 2020/21

CLA3001 : Level 3 Latin: Interpretation of Texts

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stephanie Holton
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

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Aims

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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students taking this module will work on set literary text(s) in the original Latin, further refining skills of interpretation and analysis, as well as developing a deeper awareness of broader themes and contexts relating to the texts. The author(s)/text(s) studied will be determined on a yearly basis, taking into account the need to avoid overlap between a student's Stages 2 and 3.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

1. To read, understand, translate and critically comment on Latin texts (seen and unseen);
2. To consolidate and put into practice sound knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary;
3. To show a clear understanding of the chosen set text in terms of style, function, content;
4. To understand literary works and their historical/cultural context.

Intended Skill Outcomes

1. To translate Latin texts fluently and accurately into clear and appropriate English;
2. To analyse and critically reflect upon literary texts in their original language;
3. To use a range of resources required for scholarly study of ancient Latin texts;
4. To recognise patterns (whether linguistic, stylistic, thematic or conceptual);
5. To apply learned knowledge and skills (selectively, where appropriate) in the completion of the module’s different assessment components.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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