BL 182 Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Private study: 24 hours Assignments: Take home exercises and translations


Continuous Assessment: 40% Final Examination: 60%

Module Aims

To introduce students to the study of ecclesiastical Latin

Learning Outcomes

  • Be familiar with the basics of Latin morphology and syntax
  • Indicative Syllabus: • Latin morphology • Latin syntax • Vocabulary • Translation of phrases, prayers, and selected classical texts


  • Collins, John F, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1985) O’Sullivan, Noel, Introduction to Latin (private circulation) Latin Dictionary