LATIN 1

LAT1001

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to Latin: the language and culture of ancient Rome and its empire. Our aim is to commence the reading of the texts at an early stage, and also to learn the paradigms, basic grammatical concepts, and translation skills, especially from Latin into English. We will also study the Roman cultural context of the Latin language, including some core value terms used in Roman daily life. The aim is for students to acquire the basic elements of the grammar of Latin, its syntax and its vocabulary. A basic knowledge of Latin will also give students an enhanced understanding of English and Romance languages like French, Italian and Spanish.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAT1BE1, LAT2BE1, LAT3BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary and ExercisesPrescribedJones & SidwellCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsReading Latin: TextPrescribedJones & SidwellCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ethical and cultural awareness

Activities:
Extensive classroom discussion of the Roman value system with particular reference to Roman imperialism and the institution of slavery.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

02. Life-long learning: Develop an interest in the language and culture of the Romans and their influence on today's world, particularly with reference to the way that the Latin language feeds into English and other Modern European languages.

Activities:
In-class discussion and the 2-hour test will focus partly on the legacy of Roman in the contemporary world.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. Teamwork, combined with writing and/or speaking.

Activities:
Sub-group classroom discussion; students will be encouraged to work together in class in pairs/groups to solve a range of problems and to communicate with other groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving

04. To begin to develop self-confidence and a belief in their opinion with an ability to self evaluate.

Activities:
Students will be tested on a range of critical thinking tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking

05. To demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge to different contexts by appropriately using grammar, vocabulary and cultural knowledge as required to respond to new situations in the language.

Activities:
A series of problems are set to be resolved.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

06. To find, critically evaluate and manage information retrieved from dictionaries and grammar summaries and to begin to apply understanding and synthesis.

Activities:
Written work and language exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research

07. To speak in Latin about the Ancient Roman world in the present tense.

Activities:
Sub-group discussion in class where students ask questions and respond to each other.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Teamwork

08. To write short sentences and phrases in Latin relevant to Ancient Rome.

Activities:
Written work and language exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Teamwork

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