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CL7071 PG Elementary Latin

Weighting: 10 ECTS
Contact hours: 33 (3 hours p.w.)
Coordinator: Prof. Anna Chahoud
Lecturer: Mr Charlie Kerrigan
Duration: Semester I (Sept–Dec)
Prerequisites: None. Students with Leaving Certificate or equivalent in Latin may not enrol in this module.

This intensive module provides beginners with a comprehensive instruction in the Latin language and prepares graduates for the reading of unadapted Latin texts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage a substantial Latin vocabulary.
  • Identify and analyse all main grammatical forms.
  • Identify and analyse all main syntactical structures.
  • Translate passages of Latin prose and verse into idiomatic English with some vocabulary aid.
  • Translate short passages of English prose into Latin with some vocabulary aid.

Working Methods & Requirements:

The module is taught in small groups through three weekly classes in Michaelmas Term (Semester 1). Attendance, homework assignments and preparation for each class are compulsory.


100% continuous assessment: four written tests under exam condition in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12.


Wheelock’s Latin, 7th edition (Collins, 2011); D. Stuart, Latin for Local and Family Historians (The History Press, 2006). All students must have the two textbooks by the start of term.

Last updated 8 September 2017