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CLU11414 Elementary Latin II

This module brings to completion the basic training in Latin grammar, syntax, and translation begun in CLU11413 Elementary Latin I. It also introduces students to a series of texts in order to develop reading and translation skills, and continues the project of engendering critical perspectives on Latin and its history. Texts covered include a variety of epigraphic, early, informal, and medieval Latin.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Dr Charlie Kerrigan
  • Duration:
    • Semester 1
  • Contact Hours:
    • 3 classes per week
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 50% coursework, 50% written examination
  • Course Open To:
    • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology; TJH Latin, Columbia Dual Degree; Ancient and Medieval History and Culture; Visiting; Open Module

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Recognise and translate a substantial Latin vocabulary
  • Recognise all the main features of the morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Latin and discuss them as they appear in texts using appropriate linguistic terminology
  • Analyse and translate Latin poetry and prose of an appropriate level
  • Discuss in general terms the history and politics of the Latin language
  • Work effectively in small groups
  • Effectively use e-learning tools and electronic resources to support language learning
  • Demonstrate an ability to reflect independently and creatively