LAT10100 Beginners' Latin II

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is the second stage of an introductory course in Latin. Students will complete their study of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and read passages of continuous prose and verse from a variety of Latin authors with a view to acquiring fluency in the reading of unadapted Latin texts. The course also incorporates a study of the basics of ancient Roman culture and history through source material in the original Latin. The textbook is Latin via Ovid (Norma W. Goldman). The optional online learning activities can be used to supplement your learning.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- manage an extensive Latin vocabulary.
- recognise all Latin noun, adjective and verb forms.
- recognise all the commonly-occurring Latin syntactical forms.
- apply their knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and syntax to translation of passages of unadapted Latin, both prepared and unprepared.

Indicative Module Content:

We will aim to work through chapters 18 to 30 of Latin via Ovid.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Small Group




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is taught via small interactive classes which focus on introducing students to grammar and translation skills. Students have the opportunity to work in groups or individually during in-class activities.

During the academic year 2023/24 all Beginners Latin modules will be taught face-to-face on campus. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
GRC10080 - Ancient Langs in Context, GRC40200 - Beginners' Latin for Grads 1, GRC40210 - Beginners' Latin for Grads 2, LAT10110 - Beginners' Latin 1, LAT10120 - Beginners' Latin 2

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Class Test: 1 hour in class test Week 3 n/a Graded No


Class Test: 1 hour in class test Week 9 n/a Graded No


Class Test: 1-hour in-class test Week 6 n/a Graded No


Class Test: 1-hour in-class test Week 12 n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will be provided on class tests, and any common difficulties that arise will be discussed in class.

Name Role
Dr Helen Dixon Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Christopher Farrell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer