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Unit information: Latin Language Level C1 in 2019/20

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Unit name Latin Language Level C1
Unit code CLAS22407
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Edwin Shaw
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

CLAS12308 Latin Language Level B2

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 700-900 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.

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 I/5
  2. demonstrate skills in reading, translating and interpreting a Latin text appropriate to language level C1
  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 C1

Teaching details

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Assessment Details

1 x 2,500 word essay (50%) [ILOs 1-4]

1 x 1.5 hour exam (50%) [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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