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LT4203   Latin Prose Composition

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: TBC

This module will deal with the different ways in which students may make use of their knowledge of Latin in order to produce both translations from English texts into grammatically correct Latin and also free compositions directly in Latin. This will involve a more active process of language learning than is required for translation from Latin into English, though it will also have benefits for the reading of original texts. The content of the module will deal with all aspects of the Latin language that need special study for effective translation into Latin: particles, participles, the treatment of abstract nouns, equivalence between English and Latin idioms, etc.

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: 2 seminars and 1 coursework consultation hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (2 class tests, 30% each)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (2 class tests, 30% each)


Module teaching staff: Dr J Coderch