Intermediate Latin For Postgraduates 1 LATIN5001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

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.


Three one-hour sessions per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus 

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Postgraduate entry into Classics or Greek, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other postgraduate 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 Honours 1 (LATIN4001)




Class test (50 minutes) - 20%

Project, including commentary & reflection (1500 words) - 20%

Exam (2-hour duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: December

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

■ Provide an opportunity to reflect upon how they may use a reading knowledge of Latin may be used in relation to a particular research topic

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

■ Comment on a self-selected passage of Latin relevant to their programme, and reflect upon the process of reading and commenting on this passage

■ 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.