UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CLAN1101 Latin 1

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit is an introduction to Latin for students who have never before studied this language or who have had minimal instruction in it. It introduces students primarily to the changing forms of Latin words (their 'inflected morphology') and in so doing provides a grounding in basic grammar which is of fundamental benefit to English expression (as well as being of great utility for the acquisition of other modern languages). The unit is taught through formal grammar exercises and through the translation of simplified extracts from ancient Latin texts.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) recognise and describe the forms and functions of a basic variety of Latin nouns, adjectives, pronouns and verbs; (2) demonstrate understanding of elementary Latin sentence structure (syntax); (3) translate from Latin, without the aid of dictionaries, simple passages composed of a set vocabulary; (4) compose simple Latin sentences from a set vocabulary; and (5) use correct grammatical terminology in the analysis of Latin words and sentences.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) minor class tests; (2) a major class test; and (3) an end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Neil O'Sullivan
Unit rules
Incompatibility: LATN1151 Beginners' Latin I
Contact hours 3 hours per week (for 13 weeks)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/CLAN1101/SEM-2/2017

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