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2013/14 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MEDV5010M Medieval Latin

60 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr William Flynn
Email: medieval@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2013/14

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module is for beginners, or near-beginners.

Students will:
- complete the module with a strong knowledge of Latin syntax and grammar
- be able to parse unseen passages, identifying the grammatical function of words, and generally understand syntax, be it classical or medieval
- be able to identify the medieval orthography of classical words as well as their derivatives
- have anough knowledge of vocabulary to translate short passages of intermediate difficulty, being sensitive to the various literary genres of medieval Latin.

Syllabus

Students will spend a considerable amount of time on grammar and syntax, either in learning from scratch or in review. they will then progress to reading short passages from the Latin Vulgate Bible, concentrating mainly on historical narratives, although there will be some readings in Biblical poetry.

After a short sessionon medieval orthography, students will spend the remainder of the module reading selected texts which represent the various literary genres of medieval Latin. These selections may include texts from chronicles and diplomatic sources, law and politics, philosophy and theology, hagiography and liturgy, and Latin literature and poetry.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class222.0044.00
Practical241.0024.00
Private study hours532.00
Total Contact hours68.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly in course assessments, one in course examination and one final examination.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessmentbest 2 written exercises20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins0.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 03/04/2014

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