Ancient History MA

Basic Latin For Honours 1 LATIN4003

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course introduces students to key concepts in the study of Latin language and familiarises students with basic features of Latin grammar and syntax.


3x1 hr lectures, 1x1 hr seminars 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.

Excluded Courses

Latin 1A (LATIN1001); Basic Latin for Postgraduates 1 (LATIN5003)




1 Class Test (50 minutes) - 25%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 75%

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:

■ Study key concepts in the Latin language,

■ Introduce basic features of Latin grammar and syntax,

■ Provide a basic Latin vocabulary,

■ Enable the comprehension and translate into English simple Latin sentences,

■ Enable the translation from English into correct Latin single words and brief phrases.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Apply their knowledge of basic Latin grammar, morphology and syntax, and specified Latin vocabulary,

■ Translate simple sentences from Latin into idiomatic English

■ Answer questions about the forms of Latin words used in simple Latin sentences.

■ Supply the correct forms of individual Latin words and simple phrases.

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.