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Unit Overview

Description

This unit involves intensive study of ancient and sometimes later Latin texts in the original language. Students translate the set work(s) independently, thereby developing their command of the language. They perform philological, literary and historical criticism in dialogue with relevant modern scholarship and learn to set the texts in their wider cultural, intellectual, historical and literary contexts. The unit thus prepares students for research in Latin literature and language at postgraduate level.

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2023UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Classics and Ancient History [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) independently and critically translate and analyse the Latin texts studied; (2) become increasingly capable of posing productive research questions and carrying out independent research which builds a foundation for postgraduate study in ancient Latin language and literature and/or Latin humanism; (3) critically evaluate ancient and modern approaches to Latin language and literature; and (4) display highly developed analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an end-of-semester examination; (2) a research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Yasmin Haskell
Unit rules
Prerequisites
enrolment in
honours in Classics and Ancient History
and CLAN3104 Latin 4
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.