CLA8002 : MA Latin: Special Study
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Jakob Wisse
- Lecturer: Dr Claire Stocks
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||68||1:00||68:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||48||1:00||48:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||68||1:00||68:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||16||1:00||16:00||10% of guided independent study|
Jointly Taught With
|CLA2002||Level 2 Latin: Special Study Stage 2|
|CLA3002||Level 2/3 Latin: Special Study Stage 3|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||45||1||A||10||translation only, of seen text from Sem. 1|
|Written Examination||120||2||A||50||translation and interpretation of seen text(s) from Sem. 2|
|CLA2002||Level 2 Latin: Special Study Stage 2||2||N/A|
|CLA3002||Level 2/3 Latin: Special Study Stage 3||2||N/A|
|Essay||1||A||40||One 2000 - word piece on the Sem.-1 text|
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.