Latin 1

Subject CLAS10006 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours - 1 x 1 hour lecture and 3 hours of tutorials per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have passed VCE Latin or any of the subjects listed below are not permitted to enrol in this subject:

CLAS20024 / 30007 Beginners Latin A

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Edward Jeremiah



Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Latin language. This subject is an introduction to the grammar and reading of classical Latin. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and reading simple texts. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. The aim is for students to acquire the elements of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Latin, and attain reading skills sufficient to begin reading literary and dramatic texts. Students who complete this subject may progress to Latin 2.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • be familiar with the elements of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Latin and have attained reading skills sufficient to begin reading simpler literary texts.
  • have discovered the importance of reading ancient texts in the original languages for the study of history and the ancient world in general.
  • Assessment exercises totalling 2000 words, due during the semester (50%)
  • A 2000-word examination held during the end of semester examination period (50%)

Hurdle Requirement:

  • Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Classical Latin: An Introductory Course (JC McKeown) Hacket Publishing Company, Inc.

Classical Latin: An Introductory Course,Workbook (JC McKeown) Hacket Publishing Company, Inc.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Classics
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classics

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