LAT1001 - Introductory Course in Latin


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 6 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

This course is an introduction to the Latin language and Roman culture, with a focus on basic grammar and vocabulary.

Learning outcome

After having completed this course

  • the candidate has acquired basic knowledge of Latin language (vocabulary, morphology and syntax)
  • the candidate has acquired basic knowledge and of Latin literature, its history and significance as a foundation for Western culture.
  •  the candidate acquired the skills of reading and translating elementary texts (in the original language) from the classical period of Latin literature
  •  the candidate acquired the skills of performing grammatical analyses of these texts and relate them to their literary, cultural and historical contexts.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.

More on mandatory activities:

  • Among the activities are six smaller assignments, which have to be handed in, consisting in three simple translations from Latin to Norwegian (or English if preferred) and three simple tasks of filling in the missing words/sentences in Latin. Four of these assignments are compulsory.
  • In addition there are tests of grammar and vocabulary, of which one must be passed before the final written exam, which lasts for six hours. In this exam the students are to translate curriculum texts and manage grammatical analyses of the texts.
  • 80 % mandatory attendance is required in order to take the exam (which means that one can be not present in 2.5 of the 12 weeks of lectures). Alternative arrangements can potentially be discussed with the teacher.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written exercises
  • 80% attendance
  • Written exercises in morphology and vocabulary tests

Further on evaluation

Six hours written final exam. Students will be assessed in translation of pensum texts and in grammatical analysis of the texts.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Beginner's course book, ca. 10 pages of slightly adapted Latin

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFLAT101 15.0 AUTUMN 2007
HFLAT110 15.0 AUTUMN 2007
LAT1101 15.0 AUTUMN 2007
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Classical Civilization
  • Biology
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • The History of Art
  • Latin
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
  • History of Religions
  • Language Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-24 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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