Advanced Latin LATIN3001

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus 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.


Twice weekly as specified in MyCampus. Unprepared translation class: once per fortnight, as scheduled in MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 or above

Excluded Courses





Exam 1 (2 hour duration) - 35%

Exam 2 (2 hour duration) - 35%

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.