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LATN1600: Introduction to Latin 1

This unit provides the essential linguistic foundation to the study of the literature, culture, history and long legacy of the Latin-speaking world ruled by Rome. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Latin through the study of grammar and, using a wide variety of short and longer readings form a range of Roman authors, provides an introduction to Latin literature.

Code LATN1600
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
LATN2620 or HSC Latin or IB Latin

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a measurable Latin vocabulary
  • LO2. recognise and generate Latin word forms
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of the basics of Latin morphology, grammar and syntax
  • LO4. demonstrate foundational knowledge of grammatical concepts and terminology commonly used to discuss the Latin language
  • LO5. read and write simple (and some complex) Latin sentences independently and with confidence.
  • LO6. demonstrate basic proficiency in comprehending short original passages from works of Latin literature
  • LO7. demonstrate competency in a range of knowledge-based problem-solving tasks, and an ability to effectively communicate your growing understanding of the Latin language.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.