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CLA8002 : MA Latin: Special Study

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims:

1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in Latin, to a level appropriate for MA students who have already had training equivalent to CLA2001, 2002 and CLA3001/3002.

2. To further develop students' knowledge and understanding of the nature of specific Latin literary texts, and of problems and issues involved in the study of those texts, to a high level, appropriate for MA students.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students taking this module will undertake work on two literary texts in the original Latin. The particular texts will be determined on a yearly basis, in tandem with the co-taught modules CLA2002/3002, also taking into account that there should be no overlap with texts read in UG Stages 2 and 3.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:00NB 1x hour per week of materials 'delivered', 1x hour per week for students to reflect.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion571:0057:0045% of guided independent study
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading561:0056:0045% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching181:0018:00Online, Synchronous. Fully interactive.
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion92:0018:00Directed discussion space for preparation for weekly synchronous sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study151:0015:0010% of guided independent study
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures (i) introduce overall topics, issues and theories involved in the study of the Latin texts/authors concerned; (ii) look in more detail at aspects of particular texts, illustrating methods, approaches and analytical skills which can be used in assessing these works; (iii) support students' private reading of the texts in the original by providing guidance on linguistic difficulties and techniques of translation and linguistic analysis.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M401500 word commentary
Written exercise2M602500 word research project
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Case study2M800 word commentary
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. The examination assesses students' skills in translating, analysing and interpreting Latin texts in the original, and their adaptability in applying those skills, through translation and commentary questions on passages taken from the set texts.

2. The submitted work, on the Semester-1 text, assesses students' knowledge and understanding of the text, its place within the field of Latin literature, their awareness of and ability to comment critically on scholarly debate, and their skills in presenting their views and analyses in written form. Topics set for MA students require a higher degree of understanding and independent work than topics set for Undergraduate students on the parallel modules.

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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