Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesWritten work and language exercises, translation or grammar problems. In-class discussion and group work.
Incompatible subjectsLAT3BE1 OR LAT1BE1 OR LAT2BE1
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Cambridge Latin Course Book 2
Cambridge Latin Course Book 1
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Two one-hour tests (1,600-word equivalent)
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Weekly language exercises (2,400-word equivalent)
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