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Unit information: Latin Language Level B2 in 2022/23

Unit name Latin Language Level B2
Unit code CLAS22308
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Hannah-Marie Chidwick
Open unit status Not open
Units you must take before you take this one (pre-requisite units)

CLAS22307 Latin Language Level B1

Units you must take alongside this one (co-requisite units)

None

Units you may not take alongside this one
School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Unit Information

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of skills in independent reading and analysis of Latin literature. Students will also be introduced to the different resources available for self-directed interpretation; lexica, translations, commentaries and word search tools. Emphasis will be on close analysis of specific passages, exploring the different links between grammatical understanding of the language and literary appreciation of the work of art. Texts of moderate difficulty will be chosen; authors might include Catullus, Cicero, Livy, Ovid, Virgil, or Cornelius Nepos.

Your learning on this unit

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1.Demonstrate knowledge of Latin vocabulary at the standard of level B2

2.Identify and discuss Latin morphology and syntax as appropriate to level B2.

3.Demonstrate skills of independent reading and prepared translation, with reference works, of Latin texts as appropriate to level B2.

4.Undertake at-sight translation of unseen Latin texts, without reference works as appropriate to level B2.

5.Demonstrate knowledge in the use of dictionaries, commentaries, or scholarship, and be able to relate this knowledge to their understanding and interpretation of a Latin text.

6.Demonstrate skills in working collaboratively

How you will learn

This unit will involve a combination of independent investigative activities, long- and short-form lectures, and discussion. Students will be expected to engage with materials and participate on a weekly basis. Feedback will be provided for both formative and summative assessments, and this will be supported by meetings with tutors.

How you will be assessed

1. 2,000 word collaborative commentary (formative). [ILOs 1-3 & 5]

2. Exam (summative) (100%). [ILOs 1-5]

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. CLAS22308).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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