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LT1507: LATIN 2 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

LT1507 picks up where LT1009 (Latin 1) finished in first term. By the end of this course students should have a more or less comprehensive understanding of Latin syntax and grammar, a Latin vocabulary of 700-800 words, and should be capable of translating simple Latin texts into idiomatic English. Students will very likely discover that their knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar/syntax is improved by their study of Latin.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second 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 Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Studied) or Master of Theology in Church History (Studied)
  • Either LT1007 Latin 1 (Passed) or LT1009 Latin 1 (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

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What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LT1506 Latin 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course consists in a guided reading of Latin texts, in self-study grammar reviews and the study of vocabulary. This is an intensive course for those with previous exposure to Latin. By the end of the course students should be able to translate simple Latin texts in to idiomatic English and have assimilated the basic structure of Latin grammar.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt:

3 in-class tests equal weighting


2 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.

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