CL2L3-Latin 3 (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 (C, I or H) who enter with A level Latin or quivalent, or have completed Latin 2 or equivalent. ;This module is designed for those students at any level who enter with A level Latin or equivalent, or have passed Latin 2 or equivalent
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Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Christa Gray

Email: c.m.gray@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

The module aims to enable students to read Latin authors with some fluency, and to develop a sound competence in grammar, syntax and vocabulary. In addition, students will gain practice in the analysis of the literary texts studied.


Aims:
The module aims to enable students to read Latin authors with some fluency, and to develop a sound competence in grammar, syntax and vocabulary. In addition, students will gain practice in the analysis of the literary texts studied.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:
•translate longer unadapted passages from Latin authors;
•gain a competent knowledge of all the important grammatical forms and structures of Latin;
•analyse the style and context of the texts studied.

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. At least one hour per week will be devoted to review of grammar and syntax. Texts read may include Virgil, Ovid, Suetonius and Livy.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module is conducted in seminars encouraging participation by students in translation and discussion.

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

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 67
Class test administered by School 33

Summative assessment- Examinations:

One two hour paper



Examinations One two hour exam. One two hour exam, consisting of translation, analysis and discussion of prepared texts and an unseen passage.


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Coursework Summative assessment will consist of a one hour test administered in the Department at the beginning of the Spring term. Relative percentage of coursework: 33% 


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:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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:
    Re-examination in August. Coursework must be resubmitted in August.

    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: 7 August 2019

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

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