Module Details

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Title LATIN IA
Code CLAH641
Coordinator Dr FMA Jones
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Fjones@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

To introduce Latin to students who have not necessarily studied a foreign language in depth before;

With the help of standard terms for classifying and analysing the elements of the language's fabric, the module shows how words in Latin interact with each other ('Grammar') and how they change their shapes (cf. English, 'I eat, he eat s' ) as part of this process ('morphology'), forming phrases and building into sentences;

The module builds on the step by step addition to knowledge of grammar and uses practice sentences and passages, aimed at developing the student's ability to translate Latin of increasing literary and linguistic sophistication;

Students are expected to memorise Latin words and build their vocabulary. The module also aims to begin the process of learning about Roman history and culture via engagement with concepts and words in the original language.


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 vocabulary; Understanding: Be able to use morphology and rules to translate sentences and passages accurately; Be aware of un-English word order principles; Be aware of un-English pronoun usage; Be aware of un-English language sound; Be aware of different sociological frames for some lexical items; Be able to use principle translation strategies (top-down bottom-up; information sequencing; Need-to-know; Phrase-building; Be aware of different learning methods.

(LO3) Students who take this module will be trained in the use of:Grammatical terminology and analysis; Use and formation of nouns (5 declensions);Use and formation of verbs (4 conjugations and sum esse); Use and formation of adjectives (decelension 1/2 and 3); Transitive and intransitive sentences; Apposition;Use of prepositions; Temporal clauses with ubi/postquam; Formation and use of participles; Verbs in the passive; Indirect speech construction; Use of volo, nolo, possum + infinitive.

(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: Language classes; a combination of discursive explanation, demonstration, and practical language-work
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided


Syllabus

 

Sessions may include:

Grammatical terminology and analysis;

Use and formation of nouns (5 declensions);

Use and formation of verbs (4 conjugations and sum esse );

Use and formation of adjectives (decelension 1/2 and 3);

Transitive and intransitive sentences; Apposition;

Use of prepositions;

Temporal clauses with ubi / postquam;

Formation and use of participles;

Verbs in the passive;

Indirect speech construction; se of volo, nolo, possum + infinitive.


Teaching Schedule

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

33
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 117
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
24-hour online exam . There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.      100       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             

Recommended Texts

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