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LT4217   Latin Oratory

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 12.00 noon Wed and Fri

Oratory - or 'public-speaking' - was a fundamental medium throughout classical antiquity, in Greek and Roman cultures alike. It dominated mainstream education and was a sine qua non in politics and law, those principle arenas of the aristocracy. But despite being a constant, oratory was far from stable and was frequently theorised, defined, defended and developed. This module looks at some key texts in the history of Latin oratory, selected from a time spanning the early Republic to the High Empire.

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: 1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 coursework consultation hour.

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 : 45%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 55%

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


Module teaching staff: Team taught