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.

Intermediate Latin for Honours 1 LATIN4001

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on the linguistic skills acquired at Beginners' Latin and will enable students to read select works of Latin literature in the original language.


3x1hr lectures per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus. This is one of the Honours options in Latin and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Classics or Greek, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes, who have achieved a grade of D3 or above in one of the courses listed below or at the discretion of the Head of Classics:

Latin 1B (LATIN1002), Basic Latin for Honours 2 (LATIN4002).

Excluded Courses

Latin 2A (LATIN2001); Advanced Latin for Postgraduates 1 (LATIN5001)




1 Class test (50 minutes) - 20%

Commentary (1500 words) - 20%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:


■ Develop knowledge of the Latin language and grammar

■ Develop reading skills of both seen and unseen texts

■ Develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of prescribed texts

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Understand grammatical features of the Latin language to intermediate level

■ Translate and comment upon passages from the set texts after prepared reading

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

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.