Classics Honours Seminar 1

Subject CLAS40034 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (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: 36 hours - 2 x 1.5-hour seminars per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to fourth-year in Classics (Honours, or Graduate Diploma Advanced), or Graduate Diploma 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:

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:


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


Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard


Parshia Lee-Stecum


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, due during semester, (30%);
  • a 1500 word assessment test, due in the final week of semester (30%);
  • a 2000 word essay, due in the end of semester examination period (40%).

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 2% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

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
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Ancient World Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Classics
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classics
PD-ARTS Classics

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