We offer the General LFA course in Medieval Latin:
The course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Latin and includes full introduction to the grammar. It is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.
19 × 2-hour classes plus end-of-year written exam; groups of up to 20-25 participants.
The course has three key aims: to provide a sound foundation for the study of Medieval Latin so that basic texts can be tackled; to place the use of Medieval Latin in its historical context, looking at how it differs from Classical Latin and providing an overview of the material available; to enable the student to identify and find relevant resources, both library and web-based, so that further private study can be pursued.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
The course is based on a series of handouts that will build up into a learning resource. A textbook (see reading list) will be followed for private study and weekly practice assignments. Recommendations on reading material and textbooks will be made, but the breadth of the subject is such that these usually depend on the individual student's needs or particular interests. Reading material will be provided by the tutor covering a wide range of genres, periods and styles, and this can be adapted to any special requirements or requests of the group.
Alongside the class, you will be expected to spend around 2-3 hours each week on private study, as advised by your tutor.
This course will be subject to end-of-year examinations and certification. An LFA certificate will be awarded to participants who pass the end-of-year written exam.
Register for this course
Our Registration page has an up-to-date list of which courses are available in 2012-13.
Fees for general (19-week) courses
FREE: University of York undergraduate students (one free course per student per undergraduate degree). More on free LFA courses for undergraduates.
£119: University of York Year 1, 2, 3, and 4 undergraduate students (rate for any subsequent courses after free entitlement has been used)
£119: University of York postgraduate students
£132: Over 60s; students from other colleges
£149: University staff and members of the public