4AACLA01 Latin Language 1
Module convenor/tutor: Dr Jamie Masters
(full year) & Dr Micaela Langellotti
(Semester 1) & Dr Victoria Moul
Teaching pattern: 60 x 1-hour of small group seminar teaching (3 x 1-hour seminars weekly)
Availability: Please see module list
2 x 1-hour class tests in December and March (10% each) and 1 x 3-hour end of the year examination (80%)
: Any knowledge of any foreign language is of value, but there are no formal requirements.
This module aims to give those of you who come up to University with little or no previous experience of Latin an understanding of the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the language.
By the end of the year you should be able to read easy passages of Latin unseen without assistance and hence look forward to tackling more rewarding and sophisticated material in year 2, should you wish to continue with the language (as we hope you will do).
You will be expected to attend all classes. You should come well prepared, and submit your homework as required, at least twice a week. You should expect to spend 6-8 hours a week in private study.
Students who will be taking this course should purchase the following two volumes in advance. Both books are readily available from online retailers, as well as in good bookshops. You are strongly advised to purchase them before the beginning of term, as these books are widely used as coursebooks and tend to be in high demand in late September.
Reading Latin: Text, by Peter V. Jones and Keith C. Sidwell (Cambridge University Press)
Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises, by Peter V. Jones and Keith C. Sidwell (Cambridge University Press)
No other books are required for the course. In particular, you do not need An Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin, which exists in the same format and by the same authors. This is designed for those learning Latin without a teacher, and it is not used on this course.