Module Catalogue 2023/24

CLA3002 : Level 3 Latin: Special Study

CLA3002 : Level 3 Latin: Special Study

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Nick Freer
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

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Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System
Pre-requisite

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co-Requisite

Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment

N/A

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.
4. To give students the opportunity to contextualise those texts within the relevant socio-political context.

Outline Of Syllabus

This is a specialised module where students work on improving their language and interpretative skills by looking in depth at Latin texts and accompanying secondary literature. 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.

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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00part of student contact hours (2 lecture recordings and materials, available online)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion651:0065:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading661:0066:002hr preparation per seminar hour
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching311:0031:00Small group, seminar-style teaching
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study361:0036:00Engagement with module materials (from module reading list)
Total200:00
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;
- reading and translating Latin;
- 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;
- 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.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A602,500 word research project
Portfolio2M401500 word translation portfolio
Formative Assessments

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.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MDiscipline-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. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

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.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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