This module gives students a foundation in Latin, covering the fundamentals of morphology and syntax. By the end of the module, students will be able to read, comprehend, and translate simple sentences and short passages of Latin.
This module appears in the following module collections.
Total Contact Hours: 40
Method of assessment
Grammar and Translation Exercises (10-15 in total) – 60%
In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
Take-home Grammar and Translation Assignments (10-15 in total) – 20%
Indicative Reading List
Dickey, E.A. (2018). Learn Latin from the Romans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jones, P.V. & Sidwell, K.C. (1986). Reading Latin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Keller, A. & Russell, S. (2004). Learn to Read Latin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Wheelock, F.M. (rev. R. A. Lafleur), (2011). Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition, New York: Harper Collins
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Show a basic command of some Latin accidence and syntax;
Have a basic knowledge of some grammatical terms and underlying principles of Latin;
Show a basic command of Latin vocabulary (including nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions);
Demonstrate basic reading skills and strategies for reading Latin language;
Have basic abilities to translate Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin words and phrases;
Show basic abilities to identify and solve some problems with the appropriate tools in short translation passages in prose and/or verse from Latin authors.
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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