CLA1120 - Introductory Latin B/1
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Jane Griffiths
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
The unit is designed to further students' reading skills gained in CLA1110, to the point where authentic Latin texts may be read and enjoyed. Students continue to acquire grammatical and syntactical knowledge of Latin, while reading increasingly authentic texts by authors such as Virgil, Cicero and Seutonius. Learning is reinforced by weekly grammar exercises and vocabulary tests, and the unit serves in part as an introduction to the literary and cultural heritage of Rome.
On completion of this unit, students will have achieved:
- A sufficient knowledge of Latin grammar to allow most Latin texts to be approached successfully.
- A general active vocabulary in Classical Latin.
- Reading skills in Latin to allow most Latin text to be approached successfully.
- A basic understanding of the historical and cultural context of Classical Latin.
2 x 1 hour Exams: 60%
Class tests: 30%
4 hours (4 x 1 hour seminars) per week