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Unit information: Latin Language Level C1 in 2021/22

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. Lampe
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 amount to 700-900 lines from one or more authors. These texts will be studied from the persepctive of their generic, thematic, or historical significance, 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

This unit will involve a combination of independent investigative activities, long- and short-form lectures, and discussion. Students will be expected to engage with materials and participate on a weekly basis. Feedback will be provided for both formative and summative assessments, and this will be supported by meetings with tutors.

Assessment Details

2,500 word essay (100%). [ILOs 1-4]

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