Latin was the language of the Roman Empire. It remained the international language of scholars, writers and scientists for centuries after the fall of Rome. A knowledge of Latin enables you to read texts in their original form and to appreciate the power of a classical language. Latin is vital for everyone interested in the classical world and in medieval and early modern history.
The aim of Latin courses I to IV is to enable students to read and understand classical and medieval Latin texts. Courses I to IV teach basic grammatical forms and structures. The textbook Reading Latin by P V Jones and K C Sidwell, CUO 1986 will be used which is based on adapted plays by Plautus and speeches by Cicero. The courses are assessed by coursework and exams.
10 credits at Foundation Level.
The courses are assessed by coursework and exams.
Latin I: There are no entry requirements. (For beginners.)
Latin II: You are required to have completed Latin I or equivalent knowledge.
Latin III: You are required to have completed Latin II or equivalent knowledge.
Latin IV: You are required to have completed Latin III or equivalent knowledge.
For further information on costs, registration and enrolment, visit the Languages for All page.
Course duration: Part-time
Course convener: Dr Fiona McHardy