Medieval Latin - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessment (100%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,890.00
International 2,140.00

This unit involves a study of Medieval Latin through reading and translating original texts from the seventh century onwards. These will include poetry, saints’ lives, homilies and other extracts from the Church fathers. The emphasis will be on reading medieval Latin in its literary and historical contexts.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. work in a fully online environment to demonstrate a knowledge of medieval Latin grammar;
  2. explain the historical context of the texts encountered in the course;
  3. identify and analyse different literary genres characteristic of Medieval Latin.
  • Assessment (100%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

  • THEL503 — Latin B

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Students may be required to purchase headsets
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1An introduction to medieval Latin grammar and morphology,.
2An overview of literary genres typical of medieval Latin
3A survey of regional characteristics in orthography, grammar and lexicon
4An introduction to the literary genres encountered in medieval Latin

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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