Latin Language and Culture

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits



150.0 €

General Objectives of the Course
Understand the genesis of Western Culture
- Recognize the Latin matrix present influence in Portuguese culture
- Enhance the national identity and the linguistic heritage
- Strengthen the communicative and linguistic competences in Portuguese
- Enrich the Language as structure and expression of thought.
- Shed light on the presence of historical and epistemic roots in contemporary texts
- Confirm the close connection between lexical and semantic framework between Portuguese and Latin languages.
- Provide a critical assessment of the classical values transmitted to the present.
- Provide the student with instruments and sources in order to promote an autonomous work with texts written in Latin.
- Develop the conceptual structures of Latin language.
- Contact with ideological values transversal to Latin and Portuguese culture.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
General comprehension of Latin texts.
- Capacity to establish comparisons between Latin and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
- Capacity to differentiate between morfo-syntatic elements in Latin sentences.
- Critical reflection about classical and humanistic values
- Rigorous and meticulous method in language’s study
- Linguistic proficiency in Portuguese (in Portuguese?)
- Autonomy in analysis and interpretation of new texts
- Creation of conceptual structures in linguistic and ideological domains
- Reading and interpretation of moral texts with ideological nature.
Mode of Study
Face to face
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Final grade: 20/20: (media: 1test+1test) + 2 values (participation and presence)
Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014