Intermediate Latin For Postgraduates 2 LATIN5002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

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 Advanced Latin for Postgraduates 1.


3 days a week at 3pm as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Available to students who have satisfactory completed either Advanced Latin for Postgraduates 1 (LATIN5001), or Advanced Latin for Honours 1 (LATIN4001), or Latin 2A (LATIN2001), or at the discretion of the MLitt (T) convener.

Excluded Courses

Latin 2B (LATIN2002); Advanced Latin for Honours 2 (LATIN4002)


Class test - 20%

Essay (1500 words) - 20%

Exam - 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.