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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CLAS2913 Advanced Latin Grammar and Translation 1

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Regine May
Email: r.may@leeds.ac.uk

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

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Latin at A-Level or equivalent standard.

Pre-requisites

CLAS1912Latin Texts and Grammar 2

Module replaces

CLAS2210 Further Latin LanguageCLAS2211 Translation from Latin

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module is suitable for those students with an advanced level of Latin who have gained at least a pass mark in CLAS1912 Latin Texts and Grammar 2. These classes will focus on advanced Latin grammar and translation of unprepared texts. There will also be an element of private reading of set texts. The set texts this year are a selection taken from in and around the Age of Augustus: Vergil, Eclogues; Livy Book 1; Tibullus, Elegies 1; Seneca, Controversiae. Handouts of texts will be provided. In all classes, emphasis will be on recognition and use of advanced aspects of Latin grammar, as well as fluent and accurate reading of texts. The module is worth 20 credits and runs in both semesters, with two classes per week. For further information, visit us at the Electives Fair or contact the Department of Classics, situated on the first floor of the Parkinson Building, south end (email: classics@leeds.ac.uk; website: www.leeds.ac.uk/classics/; telephone: 0113 343 3537).

Objectives

The module concentrates on advanced Latin grammar, unseen translation practice and private reading of set texts. On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- recognise and explain the use of aspects of advanced Latin grammar, syntax and metre;
- translate prepared and unprepared texts with increased accuracy and sensitivity.

Learning outcomes
Students completing this module are expected to have acquired:
- a working knowledge of metre;
- an increased knowledge of aspects of advanced Latin grammar and syntax;
- an increased ability to translate Latin texts accurately and sensitively.

Skills outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced range of subject-specific skills, including an ability to recognise and use advanced aspects of Latin grammar, analyse Latin texts critically and produce fluent and accurate translations of those texts;
- demonstrate a range of transferable skills, including organisation of personal study and participation in oral discussion in class.


Syllabus

These classes will focus on advanced Latin grammar and translation of unprepared texts. There will also be an element of private reading of set texts. The set texts this year are a selection taken from in and around the Age of Augustus: Vergil, Eclogues; Livy Book 1; Tibullus, Elegies 1; Seneca, Controversiae. In all classes, emphasis will be on recognition and use of advanced aspects of Latin grammar, as well as fluent and accurate reading of texts.

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
Tutorial401.0040.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Private study: preparing translations = 94 hours
Essay/ Commentary Exercise = 20 hours
Exam Preparation = 46 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Oral translation and discussion in class, two pieces of written coursework, and an exam at the end of semester 2.

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
AssignmentShort Assignment 115.00
AssignmentShort Assignment 215.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Exam with advance information on questions2 hr 70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

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: 12/05/2010

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