Latin Intermediate - MST00012M

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  • Department: Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Michele Campopiano
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19 to Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

In both terms, the first part of each class will be devoted to grammar. The rest of the seminar is dedicated to the reading and translation of Latin texts selected from a range of sources including: histories, poetry, chronicles, hagiographies, sermons, philosophical work, scientific texts, documents, monastic rules, fables and liturgical books. This reading and translation activity will be based on weekly assignments prepared in advance by the students. The Autumn term is aimed at revising the fundamentals of the Latin morphology and study of its evolution in Late Antiquity and Middle Ages. The Spring term will focus on the more complicated grammar constructions, looking at their specific medieval developments as well. The study of grammar will be paced according to the groups level. The topics listed under Teaching Programme form the frame around which the course will be tailored. Grammar points will be introduced with the aid of the recommended grammar textbook, handouts and practice sentences on the topic of the week, starting to introduce the students also to some aspects of the evolution of Latin morphology and syntax in the Middle Ages.

Module learning outcomes

  • be able to recognise and identify the different components of the Latin sentence
  • be able to read and translate, with the aid of a dictionary, texts of varying degrees of difficulty
  • feel confident in approaching a Latin text regardless of its linguistic register

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback supplied weekly in class; end of term progress reports; exam results given within one month.

Indicative reading

  • Morwood, J., A Latin Grammar (Oxford, 1999)
  • Cassells New Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary



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