Module Details

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Title LATIN IIIA
Code CLAH645
Coordinator Professor BJ Gibson
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Bjgibson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First 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

 

Aims

The module seeks to consolidate the syllabus of Latin grammar, phonology and morphology covered in CLAH401-CLAH404 (or in equivalent study) with the addition of some new elements not covered before. It involves the study of a selection from Pliny's Letters, one of the outstanding examples of ancient epistolography.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will improve their ability to analyse sentences by the use of traditional grammar.

(LO2) Students will begin to be able to translate unseen passages of Latin.

(LO3) Students will begin to be able to translate the set letters of Pliny.

(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - critical analysis

(S2) Translation skills: awareness of translation strategies and appropriateness of style.

(S3) Grammatical skill (recall and application of morphology and syntax)

(S4) Research skills - all information skills

(S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - academic writing (including referencing skills)


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Seminars:
Classes will involve language work (e.g. unseen translation, discussion of grammar and syntax) and translation and discussion of the set text.
The students will work in their own time on preparing the text and reading supporting literature (e.g. commentaries, scholarly articles and other monographs) and in consolidating knowledge of the language through unseen translation and revision of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. The practical criticism / commentary exercises will test students' ability to use their knowledge of the Latin texts and their linguistic skills in literary criticism.


Syllabus

 

Classes will cover:

Translation and language exercises;

Study of set text material.

The selection from Pliny's Letters will be determined in the light of available staffing.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   28

        28
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 122
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
24-hour, online examination. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  2 hours    60       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Criticism / commentary 2. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is not an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    20       
Criticism / commentary 1. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is not an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    20       

Recommended Texts

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