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ATS1267

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitArchaeology and Ancient History
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Evangelina Agnostou-Laoutides

Notes

Previously coded CLA1110

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to classical Latin for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. Students steadily acquire a basic grammatical overview of Latin, reinforced by the reading of adapted Latin texts, weekly grammar exercises and vocabulary tests. More broadly, students encounter the Latin language within the context of classical Roman society and culture, and emphasis is given to Latin's grammatical legacy to English and other modern languages. Although there is no formal oral component to this unit, students are encouraged to become familiar with the pronunciation of Classical Latin.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will have achieved:

  1. An overview knowledge of Latin grammar;
  2. A basic active vocabulary in Classical Latin;
  3. Reading skills in Classical Latin, including a more extensive passive vocabulary;
  4. A learning technique in relation to Latin that will allow them to become more autonomous learners of the language;
  5. An understanding of the structure of Roman societies and the evolution of Roman culture in the Republican period.

Assessment

Two 1-hour exams: 60%
Class tests (half of which will focus on aspects of Roman culture): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

4 hours (4 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

LAT1010