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Unit information: Latin Language Level A2 in 2018/19

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Unit name Latin Language Level A2
Unit code CLAS30009
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Haskell
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

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

Description

The two units in this level (Latin A1 and A2) are designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of Latin. In them you will learn all the fundamental morphology and syntax of classical Latin. In addition, in A2 you will read a substantial amount of un-adapted Latin. At the conclusion of this course you should be able to read straightforward Latin texts on your own, with the aid of a reference grammar and dictionary.

Aims:

  • To continue introducing students to the grammatical and syntactical structures associated with Latin
  • To continue introducing students to Latin vocabulary, syntax, and morphology
  • To continue developing students’ ability to read and translate Latin texts

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, students will

1. Be able to translate approximately an additional 250 Latin vocabulary items into English;

2. Be able to analyze more advanced elements of Latin morphology and syntax;

3. Be able to translate more complex Latin to English than at level A1

Teaching details

Seminars and reading classes, grammatical instruction classes.

Assessment Details

1 x 45-minute class test (25%) and 1 x 2-hour exam (75%) [both assessing all intended learning outcomes]

Reading and References

Lewis, C. T. 1891. An Elementary Latin Dictionary (Oxford: Clarendon).

In lieu of this paper dictionary, students may prefer the dictionary package in the SPQR app, available for Apple and Android.

The following websites are very useful for vocabulary and morphology memorisation and practice:

www.memrise.com

quizlet.com

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