MA Medieval and Early Modern Studies / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Intensive Latin 2

Unit code CAHE70182
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology & Egyptology
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course continues from CAHE70171 Intensive Latin 1.

Pre/co-requisites

Pre-requisite units

At least 50% scored in the course unit CAHE70171 Intensive Latin 1. Students who, previous to starting CAHE70171, had achieved a qualification in Latin higher than GCSE (for example, AS-level, Scottish Higher, International Baccalaureate), are expected to have audited CAHE70171 and may now take CAHE70182 Intensive Latin 2 for credit.

 

Aims

To complete the study of Latin grammar and syntax begun in CAHE70171 Intensive Latin 1; to reach the stage where students can read Latin texts unaided.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities:

  • consolidation of the material of CAHE70171;
  • completion of the student’s introduction to the essentials of Latin syntax and vocabulary, with further development of active and passive competence in the Latin language;
  • enhanced reading knowledge of the language to a point at which students can begin to read unmodified Latin texts with accuracy, confidence, and enjoyment.

Intellectual skills

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities:

as for CAHE70171 Intensive Latin 1, but at a more advanced level of language-awareness.

Practical skills

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities (see below for specific skills)

Transferable skills and personal qualities

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities:

as for CAHE70171 Intensive Latin 1, but at a more advanced level of language-awareness.

Employability skills

Other
The course supports the development of a large number of important employment skills, most notably the ability to understand, commit to memory, and successfully deploy the elements of a complex communication system. Conscientious study of an ancient language enhances understanding of English grammatical structures and broadens vocabulary, thereby enhancing the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and eloquently. Students of ancient languages also learn how to extract key elements from complex information and to identify, make sense of, and solve associated problems.

Assessment methods

Mid-term test (this will be a mixture of timed Blackboard tests and a shorter translation paper) 40%
Exam 60%

 

Feedback methods

  • Weekly feedback on formative homework exercises;
  • Written feedback on formative and summative assessment (see above);
  • Automated feedback through online quizzes
  • Additional one-to-one feedback (during the consultation hour or by making an appointment).

Recommended reading

·         PV Jones and KC Sidwell, Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge 2016. Before the beginning of the course, students should acquire copies of the two parts: Text and Vocabulary (9781107618701) and Grammar and Exercises (9781107632264).

Please be aware that you are required to buy the new second edition of this textbook (available from August 2016); you should NOT buy copies of the older edition, which has been substantially revised.

 

At this stage, a good Latin-English/English-Latin dictionary will also be useful, although it is not essential.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 3
Lectures 22
Seminars 22
Independent study hours
Independent study 150

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
John Taylor Unit coordinator

Additional notes

22 x 1 hour lectures

22 x 1 hour seminars

3 hours summative assessment

Total scheduled contact time 47 hours

In addition, there are 11 dedicated consultation hours, together with extensively asynchronous online interaction. Detailed suggestions for the management of independent study time are given in the course handbook.

150 notional study hours will be independent study hours, in line with equivalent courses.

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