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CX115-15 Latin Language 1

Department
Classics & Ancient History
Level
Undergraduate Level 1
Module leader
Joe Watson
Credit value
15
Module duration
10 weeks
Assessment
Multiple
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 Latin vocabulary, grammar and syntax
  • By the end of this module students should expect to have developed skills in translating from Latin to English, 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.
  • By the end of this module students should be able to reflect critically on their learning throughout the module
Indicative reading list

Students are required to purchase printed copies of Katharine Radice's De Romanis (book 1: dei et deae; book 2: homines), Bloomsbury 2020

View reading list on Talis Aspire

Subject specific skills

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

  • know the designated Latin vocabulary, grammar and syntax
  • to have developed reading and translation skills in Latin, 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
Lectures 9 sessions of 2 hours (12%)
Seminars 9 sessions of 1 hour (6%)
Tutorials 9 sessions of 1 hour (6%)
Practical classes (0%)
Private study 94 hours (63%)
Assessment 20 hours (13%)
Total 150 hours
Private study description

Students are expected to do the majority of their work for this module outside classes. 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 the final exam.
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

<£35 for purchase of key texts

Student $35.00

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

Assessment group C1
Weighting Study time
Class Test 1 20%

Week 4

Class Test 2 30%

Week 7

1 hour exam December 50% 20 hours

Exam, December

Assessment group R1
Weighting Study time
In-person Examination - Resit 100%

reassessment exam


  • Answerbook Green (8 page)
Feedback on assessment

Individual tutorials

Past exam papers for CX115

Post-requisite modules

If you pass this module, you can take:

  • CX101-15 Latin Language 2
  • CX201-15 Latin Language 2

Courses

This module is Core for:

  • Year 1 of UCXA-Q802 Undergraduate Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe

This module is Core optional for:

  • Year 1 of UCXA-Q800 BA in Classics
  • Year 1 of UCXA-VV17 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (Part-Time)
  • Year 1 of UCXA-Q82P Undergraduate Classical Civilisation
  • Year 1 of UPHA-VQ52 Undergraduate Philosophy, Literature and Classics

This module is Optional for:

  • Year 1 of UCXA-VV16 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology
  • Year 1 of UCXA-VV18 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe
  • Year 1 of UCXA-Q820 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation
  • Year 1 of UCXA-Q821 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe
  • Year 1 of UPHA-VQ52 Undergraduate Philosophy, Literature and Classics

This module is Core option list B for:

  • Year 1 of UITA-RQ38 Undergraduate Italian and Classics

This module is Option list C for:

  • Year 1 of UCXA-QQ39 Undergraduate English and Classical Civilisation