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CLA3002 : Level 2/3 Latin: Special Study Stage 3

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Jakob Wisse
  • Lecturer: Dr Anke Walter
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims:

1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in Latin, to a more advanced level than achieved in CLA2001 and 2002.
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.

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, taking into account:
1. The availablity of relevant background teaching in the menu of CAC options taught in that year.
2. Availablity of staff to supervise a particular option.
There will be a broadly alternating two-year cycle of texts to ensure no overlap between a student's Stage 2 and Stage 3.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% of guided independent study
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CLA2002Level 2 Latin: Special Study Stage 2
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

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination451A10translation only, of seen text from Sem. 1
Written Examination1202A50translation and interpretation of seen text(s) from Sem. 2
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CLA2002Level 2 Latin: Special Study Stage 21N/A
CLA8002MA Latin: Special Study1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A40One 2000 - word piece on the Sem. 1 text
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. The examinations assess 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 Stage 3 students require a higher degree of independent work than topics set for Stage 2 students.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.

Reading Lists