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CX101 - Latin Language and Literature

  • Module code: CX101
  • Module name: Latin Language and Literature
  • Department: Classics and Ancient History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module builds upon Latin Language (Beginners) module. Those who have not done the Beginners’ module would normally need to have achieved a grade B or above in GCSE, but should in any event discuss their circumstances with the Module tutor. As a continuation to the Latin Language module, this module aims to improve the student's knowledge of accidence and syntax. A list of these is included in this handbook. This will be the focus of the classes for the first few weeks of the Autumn term. After this, focus will shift towards reading Latin through three set texts. Students will be expected to prepare a specified section of text in advance. The class will consist of checking understanding of the Latin and discussion of grammatical content and style. Students will need to go over the text again immediately after each class to consolidate their work. It is hoped that those students pursuing the course will develop appreciation of the value of reading Roman literature in the original language, as well as a sound understanding of the language.

Principal learning outcomes

The aims of the course are to: complete an introduction to the syntax of the language; build up a good working vocabulary; introduce the student to unadapted Latin by major authors; and start to develop an awareness of different literary styles.

Timetabled teaching activities

There are three classes each week. Teaching for the module takes place through the Autumn and Spring Terms and the first four weeks of the Summer Term.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/modules/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: CX101-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - January 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • BA in Classics (Q800) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q820) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe (Q821) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Philosophy (Q8V7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (VV16) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe (VV18) - Year 1
Optional
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Italian and Classics (RQ38) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4