2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CLAS1250 Intermediate Latin (Level 1)
20 creditsClass Size: 15
Module manager: Dr Fábio Matilde Sarranito
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationspre-GCSE Latin
Students who have GCSE, AS-Level, A-Level or equivalent in Latin may NOT take this module.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|CLAS2260||Intermediate Latin (Level 2)|
|CLAS3260||Intermediate Latin (Level 3)|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summaryThis module is suitable for students who have passed reached an equivalent level to CLAS1910 Beginners Latin already (or approximately the first year of a two-year GCSE course). The module involves a study and consolidation of more challenging aspects of Latin grammar, and is designed to provide the foundation for reading Latin texts in the original. The module will reach approximately GCSE standard Latin.
ObjectivesThe module aims to train students to intermediate level (approximately GCSE) Latin language. On completion, students will be able to translate and answer comprehension questions on unadapted Latin passages; they will have a sound knowledge of a range of vocabulary, sentence structures and syntactical constructions; and they will be able to apply more complex grammar and syntax in translating sentences from Latin into English and English into Latin.
Students completing this module will have acquired:
- A knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and more challenging syntactical constructions, as appropriate to an intermediate level course
- An ability to conjugate regular verbs in all tenses, voices, and moods, except for the future perfect indicative, present and perfect subjunctives, future passive infinitive, supine and gerund, as well as some important irregular verbs in the most commonly used tenses, voices, and moods; and to decline regular 1st, 2nd, and 3rd declension nouns and adjectives, and some important irregular nouns and adjectives and pronouns
- an ability to understand and translate into English a range of simpler adapted Latin passages, with the aid of vocabulary and grammar/syntax notes as appropriate
- an ability to translate more complex sentences from English into Latin, using the range of syntactical constructions learned
- an appreciation of the Latin roots of a wider range of English words
The module involves using a textbook designed for intermediate learners of Latin and acquiring knowledge of a wider range of vocabulary, grammar and more complex syntax than beginners, in order to reach a good intermediate level (approximately GCSE) by the end of the course. It will include grammar exercises, translation of sentences from Latin to English and English to Latin, and translation of unadapted passages from Latin to English. The module is worth 20 credits and consists of 2 classes per week through semesters 1 and 2.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||160.00|
|Total Contact hours||40.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyDay-to-day preparation, assigned homework, and learning of vocabulary grammar and syntax for each class: 3 hours for each class = 120 hours.
Preparing grammar exercises - 40 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent progress will be monitored by:
- a diagnostic test in week 3 of the module, after 4 teaching sessions, to assess potential to meet learning outcomes.
- (informal) contributions in class, regular formative tests of vocabulary and grammar, and written homework in the form of short grammar/syntax exercises or translations.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Grammar Exercise 1||50.00|
|In-course Assessment||Grammar Exercise 2||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 06/01/2021
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