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CLA1012 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Anke Walter
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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

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 continue from CLA1011 with a text-based approach (usually a verse text and a prose text), paying attention both to consolidating students' language skills and to literary analysis.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion691:0069:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00Part of student contact hours (9 lecture recordings and materials, available online)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading891:0089:00Module reading and resource list; wider self-identified resources
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching241:0024:00student-led sessions
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion91:009:00Directed online discussion space to prepare for synchronous sessions
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Synchronous small-group sessions (seminars) are largely student-led, and provide the opportunity to collaboratively read, review, discuss, and make progress in:
- identifying and understanding core features of the Latin language;
- translating Latin into clear and appropriate English;
- analysing literary features of the assigned text(s).

Online lecture materials (part of student contact hours):
- providing background information on the texts and their contexts;
- covering essential aspects of grammar and interpretation.

Structured guided learning activities provide students with the opportunity to:
- consolidate grammar and vocabulary knowledge;
- acquire knowledge and understanding of the set text's broader themes and contexts;
- prepare for synchronous sessions;
- discuss assigned reading and any troubleshooting in an online forum;
- practice discipline-specific technical skills (e.g. translation; digital literacy).

Guided independent study is intended as time for:
- directed reading and research;
- preparing and completing any formative and summative assessments.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination902A50Digital Inspera Exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M502000 words translation and commentary exercise
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MDiscipline-specific technical skills quizzes (esp. grammar, vocab)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Summative assessments are designed to holistically test students' understanding and knowledge of Latin grammar and the prescribed set text, as well as skills of translation and analysis.

Formative assessments are designed to review, revise, and consolidate key points of grammar as well as vocabulary.

This module cannot be made available to Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students under any circumstances.

Reading Lists