CLAN2103 Latin 3

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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 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.
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.
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
CLAN2102 Latin 2
LATN2201 Intermediate Latin 1
LATN2202 Intermediate Latin II
Contact hours
3 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
  • 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.