CL2L2-Latin 2 (I)

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: This module is designed for those students at any level who enter with GCSE Latin or equivalent, or who have passed Latin 1 or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Mrs Jackie Baines

Email: j.baines@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

The module aims to introduce students to reading Latin authors in the original, and to develop further knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary.


Aims:

The module aims to introduce students to reading Latin authors in the original, and to develop further knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. 


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to: • translate short unadapted passages from Latin authors; • gain an appreciation of all the basic grammatical forms and structures of Latin; 


Additional outcomes:
The module also encourages the development of skills in written communication and work in groups.

Outline content:
The course meets for three hours each week. The module consolidates and extends grammatical knowledge and understanding before beginning to read Latin texts.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module is conducted in seminars encouraging participation by students in translation and discussion. The first term will be devoted to completing study of grammar and syntax, and in the second term texts read may include selections from Pliny's letters, Caesar or Catullus. At least one hour per week will be devoted to review of grammar and syntax.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 30 30
Guided independent study: 70 70
       
Total hours by term 100 100
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Class test administered by School 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Coursework Summative assessment will consist of a one one-hour test administered in the Department at the beginning of the Spring term (33%), and one two-hour  in-class test administered in the second week of the Summer term (67%).



 There will be a revision class in the first week of Summer term.


Formative assessment methods:

Coursework

Formative coursework will take the form of tests of knowledge of grammar and the ability to translate, as deemed appropriate. 


Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:
40% overall

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment in the resit period. 


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 July 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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