Latin 1A: Basic Latin 1 LATIN1001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course introduces students to key concepts in the study of Latin language and familiarises students with basic features of Latin grammar and syntax.


Lectures: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 9am over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus; weekly one hour seminar (choice of times) over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

Basic Latin for Honours 1 (LATIN4003); Basic Latin for Postgraduates 1 (LATIN5003)




1 Class test (50 minutes) - 25%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 75%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Study key concepts in the Latin language,

■ Introduce basic features of Latin grammar and syntax,

■ Provide a basic Latin vocabulary,

■ Enable the comprehension and translation into English simple Latin sentences,

■ Enable the translation from English into correct Latin single words and brief phrases.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Apply their knowledge of basic Latin grammar, morphology and syntax, and specified Latin vocabulary,

■ Translate simple sentences from Latin into idiomatic English

■ Answer questions about the forms of Latin words used in simple Latin sentences.

■ Supply the correct forms of individual Latin words and simple phrases.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.