Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE CLA1215

 
TITLE Introductory Latin Texts A and B

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION This unit is intended for students who either have some knowledge of Latin, or who are already acquiring that knowledge. Simple sentences and passages are tackled from Latin and translated into Latin.

Study-unit Aims

The main objective is to help students gradually consolidate their knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax through a direct encounter with Latin texts in simplified form, starting from basic sentences and progressively developing to continuous text with more complex constructions. This will prepare students for their later encounter with Latin authors in the original language which, without this intermediate experience, would proof overwhelming. The passages read and explained in class can also serve to introduce students to various elements from ancient mythology, Roman history, and classical culture.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Interpret short passages in basic Latin;
2. Translate such passages into English.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Adapt acquired language and analytical skills to the handling of more difficult texts in Latin;
2. Apply to subsequent study the cultural knowledge gained through the reading of thematically-varied passages;
3. Improve her/his knowledge of vocabulary derived from Latin.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Handouts will be provided by lecturer.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS While TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE CLA1018
In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE CLA1015 OR TAKE CLA1115

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite: O Level in Latin

Reassessment is 100% Examination (1 Hour).

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork [See Add. Notes] SEM1 Yes 50%
Homework [See Add. Notes] SEM1 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Carmel Serracino

 
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