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Unit information: Latin Language Level C2 in 2020/21

Unit name Latin Language Level C2
Unit code CLAS32408
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Laura Jansen
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

CLAS32407 Latin Language Level C1

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

'This unit aims to extend and further develop skills of independent reading and interpretation of literary texts in Latin. The texts covered will constitute a representative sample of texts from 2-4 authors, amounting to 1000-1200 lines. These texts will be studied from the perspective of their generic, thematic or historical inter-relations, as evidenced by close reading of texts, and by consideration of commentaries and secondary literature. Authors covered may include: Apuleius, Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Livy, Lucan, Lucretius, Juvenal, Ovid, Petronius, Plautus, Propertius, Sallust, Seneca, Statius, Tacitus, Terence, Tibullus, Virgil.

Aims:

Upon conclusion of this unit students will have developed knowledge of the issues raised in relation to the texts studied and their interpretation. They will have developed an appreciation of the literary style of the texts studied and improved their fluency in reading and translating of Latin.'

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate skills in constructing coherent and relevant critical arguments, in relation to the understanding and appreciation of the texts studied, appropriate to level H/6
  2. demonstrate skills in reading, translating and interpreting a Latin text appropriate to language level C2
  3. articulate an understanding of current debates about the texts studied, and their historical and cultural significance;
  4. display skills in written communication appropriate to language level C2

Teaching details

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Assessment Details

Exam (100%). [ILOs 1-4]

Reading and References

Texts are specified on an annual basis according to the author being studied. Texts and references are detailed on the course handout.

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