LATIN A

CAH2LTA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to Latin: the language and culture of ancient Rome and its empire. Our aim is to commence the reading of the texts at an early stage, and also to learn the paradigms, basic grammatical concepts, and translation skills, especially from Latin into English. We will also study the Roman cultural context of the Latin language, including some core value terms used in Roman daily life. The aim is for students to acquire the basic elements of the grammar of Latin, its syntax and its vocabulary. A basic knowledge of Latin will also give students an enhanced understanding of English and Romance languages like French, Italian and Spanish.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAT1BE1, LAT2BE1, LAT3BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClassical Latin: An Introductory CoursePrescribedJC McKeown, 2010Hackett
ReadingsClassical Latin: An Introductory Course WorkbookPrescribedJC McKeown, 2010Hackett

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

02. An increased knowledge of the language and culture of the Romans and their influence on today's world, particularly with reference to the way that the Latin language feeds into English and other Modern European languages.

Activities:
In-class discussion and the 2-hour test will focus partly on the legacy of Latin in the contemporary world.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. The ability to explain and make use of grammatical and syntactical features of language.

Activities:
Sub-group classroom discussion; students will be encouraged to work together in class in pairs/groups to solve a range of problems and to communicate with other groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. To develop a nuanced understanding of grammar, vocabulary and syntax and the ability to apply it in new contexts.

Activities:
A series of translation or grammar problems are set to be resolved.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. The ability to critically evaluate and manage information retrieved from dictionaries and work in groups to respond to in-class exercises.

Activities:
Written work and language exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

08. To write short sentences and phrases in Latin relevant to Ancient Rome.

Activities:
Written work and language exercises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two one-hour tests (2000-word equivalent)50 02, 05, 06, 08
Weekly language exercises (2,000-word equivalent)50 03, 05, 06, 08