Elective Modules Specialisation: Classical Philology - Latin (60 ECTS-Credits)
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Elective Module 12: History of Roman Literature (5 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students have a systematic overview of Roman literature and have a basic knowledge of Roman culture and history. They are familiar with the most important authors and their works and are able to place them in relation to their historic and cultural context. In particular students deal in-depth with how Greek writings are reacted to Roman literature. They have fundamental knowledge of the individual epochs in literary history, their qualities and aesthetic concepts. They are familiar with the most important characteristics of the literary genres and are able to place texts in their resp. genre. They develop an awareness for reception processes and their importance for the emergence of literary works.
Elective Module 14: Latin Reading (20 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Based on their translation skills, students also develop the competence to read Latin texts. They study in-depth strategies useful for interpreting texts to reach a global understanding. They are able to read long passages of Latin works and to translate their contents. In doing so they get an insight into several important Latin texts and can relate them to their knowledge in literary history. At the same time, they consolidate their skills for metrically analysing antique poetry and advanced their vocabulary.
Elective Module 15: Interpretation II (5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of elective modules 10 and 13
Learning Outcome: Students are able to advance their knowledge in Greek literature and are able to interpret texts with regards to literary science based on the skills acquired in elective module 10. They are able to independently find secondary literature for specific issues and are able to deal with it in a critical fashion. They are able to ponder on and methodically reflect on different research views. On this basis they are able to take a stand on a research issue and to support their opinion wit arguments. They are able to conclusively and precisely present their results in a presentation and a written paper. This way they acquire the required methodological instruments for writing the Bachelor¿s thesis.

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