LATIN A

CAH2LTA

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

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. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLAT3BE1 OR LAT1BE1 OR LAT2BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Cambridge Latin Course Book 2

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCUP

ISBN9780521644686

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Cambridge Latin Course Book 1

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year1998

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCUP

ISBN9780521635431

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. 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.
02. The ability to explain and make use of grammatical and syntactical features of language.
03. Develop a nuanced understanding of grammar, vocabulary and syntax and the ability to apply it in new contexts.
04. The ability to critically evaluate and manage information retrieved from dictionaries and work in groups to respond to in-class exercises.
05. Write short sentences and phrases in Latin relevant to Ancient Rome.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans

Class requirements

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two one-hour tests (1,600-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8

Weekly language exercises (2,400-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8