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LT4201   Roman Epic

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Thu

Selected portions from a range of Latin epics are studied in this module. Topics covered will include the influence of Greek epic upon the Latin writers, and the development of epic in the century after Virgil. Close attention will be paid to each poet's handling of themes and narrative structure, to his exploitation of the tradition, and to his style.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): "40 credits from LT2001, LT2002, LT2003, LT2004, including one pass at 11 or better, or a pass in LT3018, or evidence of equivalent linguistic achievement. "

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Induction in Orientation Week then 1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 coursework consultation hour each week.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (commentary and essay tasks, 45%, class test, 15%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 55%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 45%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr E L Buckley
Module teaching staff: Team taught