CLA1011 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 1
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- 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:||20|
This module, with its natural sequel CLA1012 in Semester 2, may be taken by students with suitable prior qualifications in Latin, such as A-levels; they are also the natural continuation of the Beginners’ modules (CLA1001 and CLA1002).
Both modules comprise a language and a literature component; the two elements are inseparable and reinforce each other. In the language parts, the aim is to develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style, and to provide linguistic support for work on Latin literature. In the literature part, the aim is to train students in the detailed study of a Latin prose or verse text, applying the knowledge of the language which they have acquired or are acquiring, and to allow them to gain a thorough understanding of the texts studied.
This module can either be taken independently or together with CLA1012; the latter may normally only be taken following successful completion of this module.
The overall aims of this module are:
• to develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style
• to train students in the detailed study of a Latin prose or verse text, at the level appropriate to the “post-beginners”/”post-A-level” knowledge of the language which they have acquired or are acquiring
Outline Of Syllabus
Of the 4 hours a week, two will be devoted to language and grammar; one to a “Latin in Action” component (analysing texts with the help of translations, developing the approach used in CLA1001-1002); and one to reading passages from Vergil’s Aeneid in the original.
|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|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Language classes (as described above) are the best way to combine the imparting of (grammatical and other) knowledge with the hands-on training in linguistic and literary skills
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||1||A||55||Exam with grammar questions and a short passage for translation|
|Essay||1||M||45||In format of assignments for weekly Latin-in-Action component; c. 2,000 words not including the brief language/translation questions|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exam tests knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and of the text studied; and skills of translation.
Coursework tests all skills specified above, as well as knowledge of grammar and style.
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.