CL3L2-Latin 2 (I)

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
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. This module should only be taken by a Part 3 student who is also taking 20 credits at Part 2
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

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. In addition, students will gain practice in the analysis of the literary texts studied.


Aims:

The module aims to introduce students to reading Latin authors in the original, and to develop further knowledge of 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 short unadapted passages from Latin authors;

• gain an appreciation of all the basic 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. 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
Lectures 30 30
Guided independent study:      
    Advance preparation for classes 30 30
    Completion of formative assessment tasks 20 20
    Revision and preparation 20 20
       
Total hours by term 100 100 0
       
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 


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% Examinations One two hour exam.


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):

    Last updated: 13 May 2019

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

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