Intensive Beginners Latin

Subject CLAS30004 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-Jan-2016 to 19-Feb-2016
Assessment Period End 26-Feb-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 08-Jan-2016
Census Date 15-Jan-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-Feb-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 105 hours - Five hours of lectures and ten hours of tutorials per week for seven weeks
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed VCE Latin are not permitted to enrol in this subject, these students should see the subject listings for Post VCE Latin.

Students who have completed the following subjects are not permitted to enrol in this subject:

CLAS20024 /30007 Beginners Latin A; CLAS20025 / 30008 Beginners Latin B

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:

Subject Overview:

This subject teaches students to read Latin and covers the material of two semesters. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and the reading of simple texts. The aim is for students to acquire the elements of syntax, grammar and vocabulary of Latin, sufficient to begin reading literary and non-literary texts. Some background in Roman cultural and political life will also be covered. Completion of the subject will enable a student to enrol in Intermediate Latin.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Read and comprehend basic Latin texts;
  • Translate basic Latin passages and sentences into English;
  • Identify and explain basic Latin grammar, vocabulary and syntax;
  • Comprehend, analyse and describe basic Latin stylistic techniques;
  • Identify and articulate the relationship between basic Latin texts and their original socio-cultural context.
  • Twelve 10-minute in-class tests due throughout the intensive teaching period (10%)
  • 6 translation and comprehension exercises due throughout the intensive teaching period (15%)
  • A 300-word textual analysis of a passage translated in class due in the examination period (15%)
  • a 2-hour mid-term exam to be held in week 4 (30%)
  • a 2-hour final exam held at the end of the summer semester (30%)

Hurdle Requirement:

  • This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% class attendance.
  • 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 day; after five working days, no late assessment will be marked. 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
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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology

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