Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code CLAH402
Coordinator Dr FMA Jones
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Additional Programme Information



This module aims to continue to cover fundamental elements of Latin Grammar, phonology and morphology and their terminologies, the analysis of compound sentence structure, translation of sentences from and into Latin, and short passages from Latin;

A continuous reading text is introduced, the anonymous latin Romance, Apollonius of Tyre. This has been adapted to produce a seamlessly increasing complexity in the expression of narrative, and an arena for the application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the language classes;

To help students build a more extensive vocabulary of Latin words.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students who take this module will be able to use traditional grammar to analyse sentences in English and Latin, and to read and translate short passages of Latin prose.

(LO2) Transferable Skills.This module is designed to foster the following transferable skills, not all of which are directly tested in the assessment: Knowledge: recall morphological sets and grammatical rules; recall vocabularyUnderstanding: Be able to use morphology and rules to translate sentences and passages accuratelyBe aware of un-English word order principlesBe aware of un-English pronoun usageBe aware of un-English language soundBe aware of different sociological frames for some lexical itemsBe able to use principle translation strategies (top-down bottom-up; information sequencing; need-to-know; phrase-buildingBe aware of different learning methods

(LO3) Students who take this module will consolidate knowledge acquired in CLAH401be trained in the use of:relative clausesdemonstrative pronounscomparative and superlative adjectivescomparative and superlative adverbsablative absolutesubjunctive clauses (purpose, result, indirect command, indirect question, conditional, cum + subjunctive)

(S1) grammatical skill (recall and application of morphology and syntax)

(S2) awareness of English grammar

(S3) translation skills; awareness of translation strategies and appropriateness of style

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Other
Description: Students attend language classes in which exercises and oral questions and answers will be developed to shape learning. Interactive classes will be based on developing the knowledge and skill built up in CLAH401 through language exercises, and translation of sentences and passages. The student will be expected to invest effort in preparation of the reading text and a fair amount of rote-learning will still be expected. Knowledge of grammar and morphology is built up through the semester and reinforced via regular tests (with formative assessment).
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Language classes; a combination of discursive explanation, demonstration, and practical language-work



Topics covered during the module may include:

Grammatical terminology and analysis;

Relative clauses;

Demonstrative pronouns;

Comparative and superlative adjectives;

Comparative and superlative adverbs;

Ablative absolute;

Subjunctive clauses (purpose, result, indirect command, indirect question, conditional, cum + subjunctive).

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           33

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 117


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
24-hour online Exam There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  2 hours    100       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late

Recommended Texts

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