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CLA1012 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature Part 2

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Anke Walter
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

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


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 completion681:0068:00n/a
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture331:0033:00full-group interactive language and translation classes
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading661:0066:00Two hours specific preparation for each session
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study331:0033:00Independent further development of language and reading skills
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Language classes, with a large element of teacher-student interaction, are the best way to combine the further development of (grammatical and other) knowledge with the hands-on training in linguistic and literary skills.
The small classes introduce, explain, demonstrate and give students the opportunity to apply, under guidance,
• the further knowledge of the Latin language; and
• the approach to analysing Latin texts which the module aims to instil.

In Guided Independent Study, students:
• consolidate knowledge imparted in the taught classes,
• further practise applying that knowledge to set tasks of language and literary analysis and of translation, and
• enhance their acquired ability to use their language skills to think in analytical and constructive ways about original Latin texts.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A55N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2A452000 words translation and commentary exercise
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
Written exercise2M1000-word translation and commentary exercise
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.

The formative assessment is designed to prepare the students for the summative written exercise and, at the same time, to train them to apply the learned linguistic skills to the analysis of a text.

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

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