CLA1012 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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 study a verse text (Vergil) and a prose text (Sallust), paying attention both to consolidating students' language skills and to literary analysis.

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

Of the 4 hours a week, two will be devoted to studying the grammar, language, style and content of a verse text (Vergil, Aeneid, following on from CLA1011), two to a prose text (normally Sallust's Catiline or Jugurtha).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% of guided independent study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Exam with grammar questions & passages for translation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exam tests all knowledge and skills specified above.

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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