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LT1009: LATIN 1 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

LT1009 is an introductory, intensive course for those with little or no previous exposure to Latin. Students completing this course should have a Latin vocabulary of about 400 words and a basic understanding of Latin grammar and syntax. Students successfully completing this course will be adequately prepared to attend LT1507. Students will very likely discover that their knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar/syntax is improved by their study of Latin. The etymological roots of many English words can be traced to the Latin language.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sam Newington

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Letters in Scandinavian Studies (Viking & Medieval Studies) (Studied) or Master of Letters in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Studied) or Master of Theology in Church History (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LT1006 Latin 1 (Studied)
  • LT1007 Latin 1 (Studied)
  • LT1506 Latin 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will consist in a guided reading of Latin texts, in self-study grammar reviews and the study of basic vocabulary. It is an introductory intensive course for those with little or no previous exposure to Latin. One cannot expect to assimilate Latin grammar thoroughly or build an extensive vocabulary in just 12 weeks, but those who successfully complete the course are adequately prepared to attend LT 1507 Latin class.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (3 one-hour in-class tests) (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Continuous feedback to students on their progress basesd on classroom and written performance. Formative assessment will be both formal and informal.


Summative feedback on performance will take the form of returns of written translations.

Formative feedback will mainly take the form of informal classroom feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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