Classics Honours Seminar 2

Subject CLAS40035 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1.5-hour seminars per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to fourth year honours or postgraduate diploma or in Classics.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Completion of Latin language studies equivalent to Latin 4 or higher and completion of Ancient Greek language studies equivalent to Ancient Greek 4 or higher.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Parshia Lee-Stecum, Dr James Chong-Gossard


Parshia Lee-Stecum

James Chong-Gossard

Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to provide the opportunity for extensive reading and class discussion of classical (Latin and Ancient Greek) literary and non-literary texts in the original languages. The focus is on reading various complete texts, rather than extracts, to facilitate engagement of linguistic and hermeneutical study in a fully integrated fashion. Students who complete this subject will have achieved a high standard in translating and interpreting classical texts.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • have read a number of classical texts in the original and consolidated their knowledge of grammar and syntax and extended their vocabulary.
  • have encountered texts in a variety of genres and styles.
  • have achieved a high standard in translating, interpreting and analysing classical texts.

A 1500 word practical criticism presentation 30% (due during semester), a 1500 word assessment test 30% (due in the final week of semester) and a 2000 word essay 40% (due in the examination period)

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend 75% of classes in order to pass this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day; after 5 working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject readings will be available on line

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology

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