Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Latin 1B: Basic Latin 2 LATIN1002

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course develops skills in the reading of Latin texts, both prescribed and non-prescribed, and familiarises students with complex concepts of Latin grammar and syntax.


Lectures: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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

Grade D3 or above in Latin 1A, or at the discretion of the Head of Subject

Excluded Courses

Basic Latin for Honours 2 (LATIN4004); Basic Latin for Postgraduates 2 (LATIN5004)




1 Class Test (50 minutes) - 25%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 75%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Expand knowledge of Latin vocabulary and morphology.

■ Introduce the syntax of complex Latin sentences.

■ Begin to develop reading skills through acquaintance with adapted passages of continuous Latin prose and verse.

■ Explain the linguistic features met in reading Latin.

■ 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 Latin grammar, morphology and syntax, and specified Latin vocabulary, to translate simple and complex sentences from Latin into idiomatic English.

■ Translate a simple unseen passage of continuous Latin prose into idiomatic English.

■ Explain the linguistic features met in reading both seen and unseen Latin passages and 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.