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Latin 1 (CLAS10006)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeCLAS10006
Summer Term
Semester 1
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This subject is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Latin language. This subject is an introduction to the grammar and reading of classical Latin. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and reading simple texts. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. The aim is for students to acquire the elements of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Latin, and attain reading skills sufficient to begin reading literary and dramatic texts. Students who complete this subject may progress to Latin 2.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • Read and comprehend basic Latin texts;
  • Translate basic Latin passages and sentences into English;
  • Identify and explain basic Latin grammar, vocabulary and syntax;
  • Identify and articulate the relationship between basic Latin texts and their original socio-cultural context.

Last updated: 11 October 2019