CLAN2102 Latin 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
This unit takes up the study of the language from CLAN1101 Latin 1, which is a prerequisite for it. Students continue to read modified Latin texts and through graded exercises extend their knowledge of classical Latin vocabulary and grammar. In particular, this unit concentrates on the syntax, or sentence construction, of the language, since much of the morphology, the changing forms of individual words, has been covered in CLAN1101 Latin 1.
Students are able to (1) recognise and describe the forms and functions of a greater variety of Latin nouns, adjectives, pronouns and verbs; (2) demonstrate understanding of much more complex Latin sentence structure (syntax); (3) translate from Latin, without the aid of dictionaries, more complex passages composed of a larger set vocabulary; (4) compose more complex Latin sentences from a larger set vocabulary; and (5) use correct grammatical, especially syntactical, terminology in the analysis of Latin words and sentences.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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
CLAN1101 Latin 1
LATN1151 Beginners' Latin I
LATN2201 Intermediate Latin I
Contact hours
3 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.