Greek MA

Intermediate Latin for Honours 2 LATIN4002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

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 Honours 1.


3x1hr seminars over 10 weeks as schedule 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.

Excluded Courses

Latin 2B (LATIN2002); Advanced Latin for Postgraduates 2 (LATIN5002)




1 Class Test (50 minutes) - 20%

Essay (1500 words) - 20%

Examination (120 minutes) - 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

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

The 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.