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CLU11411 Latin in Context I

This module will give you a critical overview of how Latin was used in different contexts, whether literary (i.e. genre) or non-literary (i.e. inscriptions, real letters), during the course of its existence as a spoken language. You will approach a variety of texts that will enable you to acquire a wider Latin vocabulary, to gain a deeper appreciation of grammar and syntax, and to advance your proficiency in translation and linguistic analysis.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Professor Anna Chahoud, Dr Rebecca Usherwood
  • Duration:
    • Semester 1
  • Contact Hours:
    • 33 (three classes per week)
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 50% Coursework and 50% end of semester written examination
  • Course Open To:
    • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology; TJH Latin, Columbia Dual Degree, Ancient and Medieval History and Culture; Visiting

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recognise and translate a substantial Latin vocabulary
  • Recognise key features of Latin morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and discuss them as they appear in texts using appropriate linguistic terminology
  • Translate original Latin texts of limited difficulty into idiomatic English and motivate translation decisions
  • Analyse Latin texts using literary-critical approaches, concepts and terms that are appropriate to their genre or text-type
  • Relate a text’s linguistic features, content, themes and values to its cultural-historical context
  • Work effectively in small groups
  • Effectively use e-learning tools and electronic resources to support language study