6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2019
This unit introduces students with little or no previous knowledge to classical Latin. Students steadily acquire a good grammatical overview of Latin, reinforced by the reading of adapted Latin texts, weekly grammar exercises and vocabulary tests. More broadly, students encounter the Latin language within the context of classical Roman society and culture, and emphasis is given to Latin's grammatical legacy to English and other modern languages. Although there is no formal oral component to this unit, students are encouraged to become familiar with the pronunciation of Classical Latin.
On completion of this unit, students will have achieved:
- A good knowledge of Latin grammar;
- An active vocabulary in Classical Latin;
- Reading skills in Classical Latin;
- A learning technique in relation to Latin that will allow them to become autonomous learners of the language;
- An understanding of the structure of Roman societies and the evolution of Roman culture in the Republican period.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Exam: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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