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Latin (Intensive Intermediate) (Module)

Module description

This intensive module gives you the opportunity to build on your very basic knowledge of Latin to read simple texts in Latin. It is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research. It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to improve your Latin, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Roman world.

There are bursaries available for this module; please see click here for more information.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.  An indicative timetable can be found here. A detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Gained the ability to recognise, explain and use for yourself the main principles of Latin grammar; to translate with confidence from Latin into English, even where you have not encountered the author in question before; and to translate into Latin.
  • Learnt how to analyse sentence structure logically, and developed an enhanced understanding of the nuances of language.

Staff information

Taught by the  Department of ClassicsFaculty of Arts & Humanities, King's College London


Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Supervised fieldwork
  • Site visits to relevant museums and professional institutions as applicable
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • One in-class test, one hour (80%)
  • Two in-class progress tests (20%)

Key information

Module code 4ZSS0074

Credit level 4

Assessment written examination/s

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 2

Study abroad module No