Medieval Latin For Postgraduates 2 LATIN5006

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed as a continuation of Medieval Latin for Postgraduates 1 for students who wish to develop their skills in reading medieval Latin. The emphasis of the course is on the intelligent and rigorous use of reference works (e.g. grammars, dictionaries, translations) as much as it is on the memorisation of language forms and vocabulary.

Timetable

Two hours per week

Requirements of Entry

Satisfactory completion of Medieval Latin for Postgraduates 1 or an equivalent knowledge of Latin to the satisfaction of the course convener

Assessment

Four assignments and one class test (20% each)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course is designed as a continuation of Medieval Latin for Postgraduates 1 for students who wish to develop their skills in reading medieval Latin. The emphasis of the course is on the intelligent and rigorous use of reference works (e.g. grammars, dictionaries, translations) as much as it is on the memorisation of language forms and vocabulary.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On the successful completion of Medieval Latin for postgraduates 2 students will be able to

· apply their knowledge of the complete inflection of nouns, adjectives and verbs in order to analyse examples of Medieval Latin
· analyse a range of grammatical constructions which are found in Medieval Latin as a preliminary to accurate translation
· demonstrate recognition of the registers of Medieval Latin (including variation from Classical Latin) and draw on that recognition when translating into English
· translate passages of Medieval Latin accurately into fluent English, using dictionaries and grammars