CLAN2103 Latin 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit is the final stage of instruction in the rudiments of the language's morphology and (especially) syntax. It is also the introduction to reading short unadapted passages of original Latin prose and verse, and to the literary and historical study of Latin writers. Students meet with all the usual constructions of classical Latin and a reasonable percentage of the most common vocabulary. They are well placed to begin the in-depth study of individual texts in CLAN3104 Latin 4.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) translate prepared selected passages of largely and completely unadapted classical Latin; (2) demonstrate understanding of the morphology and syntax of all common classical Latin inflections and constructions; (3) demonstrate a broad knowledge of Latin vocabulary; (4) translate unseen passages of simple or simplified classical Latin without reference books; and (5) write a short study on the literary or historical significance of one or more Latin texts.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class tests; (2) a commentary; 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
Prerequisites:
CLAN2102 Latin 2 or LATN2201 Intermediate Latin 1
Incompatibility:
LATN2202 Intermediate Latin II
Contact hours
3 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
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