A8132
Ecclesiastical Latin

The unit Ecclesiastical Latin introduces students to the basic grammatical and syntactical knowledge that will lead to a grasp of the Latin ecclesiastical writings and an appreciation of the place of Latin within the heritage of the Church. As such, it is an elective unit and does not form part of a Specialisation in any specific Discipline.

All A units are not included in the structure of Majors or Sub-majors (UG studies) or in concentration or specialisation (PG studies).

 

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and explain the basic elements of Latin grammar within the broader context of English grammar and syntax
  2. engage effectively with the language structure and vocabulary encountered in scriptural, liturgical and patristic texts
  3. critically evaluate the influence of Church Latin on Western culture, language, music, and language idiom
  4. establish the place of the Latin language in the heritage of the Church
  5. read and translate a range of ecclesiastical texts.
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