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CX215-30 Latin Language

Department
Classics & Ancient History
Level
Undergraduate Level 2
Module leader
Clive Letchford
Credit value
30
Module duration
23 weeks
Assessment
100% exam
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

This module offers the opportunity to learn the basics of the Latin language and is designed for students who have little or no previous experience of the language.

Module web page

Module aims

This module aims to introduce a complete beginner to most of the basic grammatical structures of Latin through graded exercises and translation of Latin texts.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

This module offers the opportunity to learn the basics of the Latin language and is designed for students who have little or no previous experience of the language.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • By the end of this module students should expect to know all the designated vocabulary and grammar.
  • By the end of this module students should expect to have developed translation skills, involving an appreciation of the different linguistic structures encountered in an inflected language.
  • By the end of this module students should expect to have cultivated their capacity for analytical and logical analysis.
  • By the end of this module students should expect to have improved their grasp of English grammar.
  • By the end of this module students should expect to appreciate the continuing influence of Latin on the English language.
Indicative reading list

You are required to purchase a printed copy of Familia Romana by Hans H. Ørberg (available at the campus bookshop) and a dictionary (English to Latin and Latin to English), preferably Traupman, J. (2007) Bantam New College Latin and English Dictionary.

View reading list on Talis Aspire

Subject specific skills

By the end of this module, students should expect to:

  • know the designated vocabulary, accidence and syntax
  • to have developed reading and translation skills, involving an appreciation of the different linguistic structures encountered in an inflected language
  • have improved their study skills in learning a language
  • have cultivated their capacity for analytical and logical analysis
  • have improved their grasp of English grammar
  • appreciate the continuing influence of Latin on the English language
Transferable skills
  • Critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • active lifelong learning
  • communication
  • information literacy
  • professionalism

Study time

Type Required
Practical classes 68 sessions of 1 hour (23%)
Private study 232 hours (77%)
Total 300 hours
Private study description

Students are expected to do the majority of their work for this module outside seminars. Class time will be devoted to introducing new concepts via reading, vocabulary and grammar work. Students are advised that they should reckon on spending an average of at least 2 hours of private study between each class and will also need to spend some time during vacations to consolidate material in preparation for an exam on the first day of the next term. Independent learning will typically involve:

  • written exercises set on topics introduced in the session
  • vocabulary acquisition • learning new endings and sentence structures
  • consolidation of recent material

Costs

Category Description Funded by Cost to student
Books and learning materials

<£40 for purchase of key texts

Student

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

Assessment group B1
Weighting Study time
1 hour online examination (January) 30%

Exam 1 - January

2 hour online examination (Summer) 70%

Final Summer Exam

Feedback on assessment

Individual tutorials

Past exam papers for CX215

Courses

This module is Option list A for:

  • Year 2 of UCXA-VV18 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe

This module is Option list B for:

  • Year 2 of UCXA-VV16 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology
  • Year 2 of UCXA-VV17 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (Part-Time)
  • Year 2 of UCXA-Q820 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation
  • Year 2 of UCXA-Q8V7 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Philosophy
  • Year 2 of UCXA-Q821 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe

This module is Option list C for:

  • Year 2 of UCXA-Q82P Undergraduate Classical Civilisation