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CLU11412 Latin in Context II

This module will guide you through a selection of texts representative of key aspects of the history of Latin language and usage. You will further develop your translation, philological and critical skills, expand your understanding of grammar, idiom and style, and acquire a strong grasp of the development of literary and colloquial Latin.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Professor Anna Chahoud
  • Duration:
    • Semester 2
  • 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; Visiting

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Translate original Latin texts of moderate difficulty into idiomatic English and motivate translation decisions
  • Critically analyse Latin texts in their linguistic, literary, and cultural-historical contexts using appropriate terminology
  • Compose a correctly referenced and formatted essay on a linguistic or literary topic
  • Select and cite appropriate evidence/primary sources
  • Make effective use of secondary literature in support of an independent and clearly-articulated argument
  • Organise and structure their work in a lucid and appropriate manner
  • Work effectively in small groups
  • Effectively use e-learning tools and electronic resources to support language study