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Why chose to do Latin?

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.

What's involved?

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.

Number of credits per 12-week programme

10 credits at Foundation Level.

Teaching Methods

The courses are assessed by coursework and exams.

Entry Requirements

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.

Enrolment

For further information on costs, registration and enrolment, visit the Languages for All page.

Course duration: Part-time

Course convener: Dr Fiona McHardy