Advanced Latin A

Course code LATN3520Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

One of four advanced level Latin courses enabling students to proceed to a major in Latin. They consist of parallel reading and grammar classes, and provide students with the opportunity to read and comprehend the major Latin classics.

Only two of the courses LATN3520, LATN3530, LATN3540, LATN3550 will be offered in any given year.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To consolidate Latin grammar points covered at 1000 level and in LATN2510

2. To apply knowledge of major grammatical constructions to the reading of texts.

3. To read and understand Latin texts of a standard suited to students who have completed 20 credit points at 1000 level and LATN2510: including Latin of various genres including tragedy and comedy, Homer, and Herodotus.

4. To enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from Latin.
ContentReading of texts (2: a minor one of prose and major one of verse [Terence or equivalent]) of suitable difficulty for students who have completed 20 units of Latin at 1000 level + LATN2510.

Study of the historical, literary, and cultural content of the set texts.

Parallel study of relevant additional grammar.
Replacing Course(s)LAT 202+222 or 301+321 or 302+322. Language courses in the Department of Classics have been slow to respond to the advent of the semester system. The current changes represent a rationalisation and simplification of existing offerings in line with semester offerings.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEquivalent to 20 units of Latin at 1000 level + LATN2510
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassExercises to test grammar points related to set texts 30%
Examination: ClassDepartmental examinations (total: 4 hrs): unseen and set readings: a test of ability to translate seen and unseen passages 50%
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay (1250 words) 20%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term