Advanced Latin LATIN3001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on text-reading skills acquired at level two and proceeds to more detailed critical investigation of texts, along with more advanced language skills.


20 * 1 hour lectures and 32 * 1 hour seminars (12 of which are language classes) as scheduled in MyCampus. This is one of the honours options in Latin and may not run every year. The options that are running this year are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

"Minimum B3 in either LATIN2001 or LATIN2002, with minimum C3 in the other; or at the discretion of the Head of Subject."

Excluded Courses





2 x 2 hour exams - 35% each

Essay (3000 words) - 30%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:


■ introduce detailed study of texts in the Latin language

■ Familiarise students with a range of genres and their conventions and idioms

■ Develop essay-writing and commentary skills in relation to Latin texts

■ Deepen acquaintance with the Latin language and prrovide strategies for approaching unfamiliar texts in Latin

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ translate prepared Latin texts from a range of genres into English, with due regard to idiom and register

■ identify literary, historical and cultural points in the text and comment insightfully upon them

■ develop an extended critical argument about two or more texts in essay form

■ translate from texts that have not been prepared with due regard to idiom and register

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.