Latin Intermediate 1 (MLT919)
Based on 33 hours of interactive seminars, the unit also comprises 67 hours of monitored private study.
- University credits: 10
- University levels: 1-4
- Pre-requisite: MLT116B Latin Beginner 2, a GCSE grade A/A* (8/9), or equivalent learning experience.
- Co-requisite: N/A.
- Availability: Students, members of staff, members of the public
- Teaching period: Autumn semester (see timetables & course dates)
- Contact times: 3 hours per week (two sessions in a week) over 11 weeks, starting in Week 1 of the semester.
- Group size: Maximum of 23
- Language Co-ordinator: Anna Ferrarese
- Module Leader: Anna Ferrarese
- Pathway: MLT920 Latin Intermediate 2
Assuming successful completion of the unit below (MLT116B Latin Beginner 2), a GCSE grade A/A*, or equivalent learning experience, this unit aims to provide the linguistic and cultural skills required for a sound understanding of the language and culture of ancient Rome in order to study authentic classical texts presenting some challenges . Of particular relevance to Linguists, Historians, Archaeologists, Theologians, and Musicians researching original documents, this unit should also be of interest to students of Law, Medicine, Chemistry, Biology and other modern sciences wishing to gain an advanced understanding of how modern languages and specialist terminology in their own disciplines are influenced by Latin.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- perform at a post-GCSE level in preparation for further studies towards the equivalent of an AS qualification
- demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of a good range of complex Latin grammar and syntax
- carry out translations from Latin of semi-authentic texts, demonstrating an initial command of register, style, etymology, and common idiomatic structures.
- read (mostly) authentic texts in Latin in order to extract fairly detailed information on life, religion, traditions and literature of the Roman civilisation
- progress semi-independently in their general study of the language also in relation to their own field of interest, using tools such as paper and online grammar reference books, dictionaries and parallel texts.
- demonstrate a good level of competence in a number of transferable skills such as IT skills, autonomously researching and presenting information, taking intercultural differences and language barriers into account, and learning independently.
- Oxford Latin Course, Part 3: Student's Book (2nd Edition), Balme, M. and Morwood, J. (OUP: 1997), ISBN: 978-0199122288
- Collins Latin Dictionary & Grammar, (COLLINS: 2016), ISBN:978-0008167677
This module can be validated as part of the following schemes:
- Undergraduate degree
- MLTC Confirmation of Attendance or Completion
- Higher Education Achievement Record
- Doctoral Development Programme and Research Training Programme
Important: the method of assessment to be used in 2023-24 is subject to change. This page will be updated with further information in due course.
- Coursework: 20%
- Examination: 80%
Feedback: In addition to on-going individual and collective feedback during class-activities, learners will receive individual written feedback on the three pieces of assessment above.
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Information last updated: 15 June 2023