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Latin 1

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 1
Module lead
Joe Grimwade
Academic year

Module overview

The ability to understand Latin enables direct access to a wealth of primary source material across a vast chronological span, from the ancient world to the early modern period, on subjects ranging from history and literature to philosophy and science. ‘Latin I’ will equip you with the ability to comprehend basic Latin, both as written text and spoken word. You will learn how to pronounce and comprehend spoken (classical) Latin, while acquiring a useful range of common vocabulary and practising the rudiments of Latin syntax and grammar. By the end of the module, you will be able to translate simple passages from Latin to English and English to Latin, and to apply your knowledge of the language to draw conclusions about the structure and purpose of a text. The module will also enhance your understanding of ancient Roman culture: all linguistic content is introduced with accompanying discussion of the literary and/or societal contexts in which it was used.