Latin 2B: Intermediate Latin 2 LATIN2002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed to extend students' experience of reading works of Latin literature in the original language, building on skills acquired and developed in Latin 2A.


Seminars: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3pm over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Grade D or above in Latin 2A (LATIN2001),or at the discretion of the Head of Classics

Excluded Courses

Advanced Latin for Honours 2 (LATIN4002); Advanced Latin for Postgraduates 2 (LATIN5002)




1 Class Test (50 minutes) - 20%

Essay (1550 words) - 20%

Examination ( 120 Minutes) - 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Develop knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and syntax

■ Enhance reading skills of both prepared and unprepared texts

■ Provide a detailed understanding and appreciation of prescribed literary texts and of the society within which they were written. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Display a competent grasp of Latin vocabulary and Latin grammar

■ Translate, without preparation, passages of literary Latin into English

■ Translate simple English into accurate and grammatical Latin

■ Write in an informed and critical manner about the set texts

■ Translate and comment upon passages from the set texts after prepared reading, using dictionaries and commentaries

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.