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Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: A276
  • Level: 2

Student reviews

This was an enjoyable course and the teaching methods for the language, brilliant - especially for someone who may not have had great success with a foreign language. The history and the literature were thoroughly enjoyable, but wish there had been more time for reading the literature, and with far less emphasis on just one writer - Ovid. I didn't dislike him, but would have liked to study more, and be examined on more of the other poets - Horace, for example.

Pauline Jane Harvey

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: June 2019

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2016 presentation of A276. The survey was carried out in 2017.

71 students (a response rate of 40.3%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

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% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 97.1 68
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 93 66
The module provided good value for money 78.8 52
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 88.7 63
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 94.3 66
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 91.4 64
I would recommend this module to other students 91.4 64
The module met my expectations 90 63
I enjoyed studying this module 93 66
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 76.5 52
Faculty comment: "The module team is delighted that students continue to respond so positively. 97% of repondents express overall satisfaction with the quality of the module, with many commenting on their enjoyment of the language and literature blend, and over 90% would recommend it to fellow students. We have responded to student feedback in the first two presentations by providing additional resources such as indexes and further audio recordings, and improving existing ones, such as online language testers. We continue to monitor the overall workload, which some students felt increased notably towards the end of the module. "
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