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Latin Language & Literature (Intermediate)

CX 101, 201, 301

depending on year of study.

The first class is on Thursday 4th October at 12 in H2.03. Here is a list of vocabulary from last year - please look at it and begin to get it back.

This year, there are three classes of one hour each week:

  • Mondays 1pm
  • Thursdays 12pm
  • Fridays 2pm

Eligibility

This module builds upon Latin Language CX115 module and gives the opportunity to read significant passages of original authors. Students need to have a sound basis to enrol on the module: second year students will need to have completed the Latin Language module in a satisfactory manner with a minimum of 70% overall.


This module is also studied by first year undergraduates on the Classical Civilisation or Ancient History courses who have studied Latin at A level but did not achieve the A grade necessary for Latin Literary Texts. Anyone else who is interested should discuss their position with the module tutor.

Classes

There will be three hours of classes each week throughout term 1 and term 2 and for the first 3 weeks of term 3.

Attendance

Attendance is required at all classes, unless there is a very good reason you cannot attend. If you have appointment you cannot miss, please discuss this in advance. If you are ill, you should email as soon as possible (preferably in advance) giving an indication of why you could not be expected to attend. In the absence of any such email, attendance will be noted as unauthorised in the register. Our experience is that regular attendance is the single most important factor for success on this module.
In the event that you have to miss classes for more than one week due to illness, university regulations require you to submit a medical certificate from your GP or similar to the departmental office.
More importantly, you should be in email contact with the module tutor and your personal tutor since it is easy to fall behind in such a situation and catching up becomes progressively harder.

Office hours

Office Hours are an important part of the module, offering students the opportunity to sort out areas of uncertainty as the module progresses. For 2018-19, my office hours are on Wednesdays 12-1 and Thursdays 11-12 in the first and second terms (excluding Reading Week) and Weeks 1 to 3 of the third term. You do not have to check in advance - just turn up. I am very happy to see you at other times, but please email me first. If there is a small query on the language, we can often sort this out with a quick email.


This module runs each year. Module convenor: Mr Clive Letchford.