Latin (Intermediate)

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Latin (Intermediate)

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Intermediate, Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description

    • This intensive module gives you the opportunity to build on your very basic knowledge of Latin to read simple texts in Latin. It is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research. It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to improve your Latin, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Roman world.
    • This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. This is the 2018 timetable but please note that content and timings are subject to change.

    Learning outcomes and objectives

    By the end of the module, you should have:

    • gained the ability to recognise, explain and use for yourself the main principles of Latin grammar; to translate with confidence from Latin into English, even where you have not encountered the author in question before; and to translate into Latin.
    • learnt how to analyse sentence structure logically, and developed an enhanced understanding of the nuances of language.

    Teaching pattern

    • Lectures
    • Seminars and tutorials
    • Supervised fieldwork
    • Site visits to relevant museums and professional institutions as applicable
    • Private study

    Module assessment

    • One in-class test, one hour (80%)
    • Two in-class progress tests (20%)

    Credit value

    • Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

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