Latin for Historians I

Course code LATN2110Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Introduces the study of Latin for those needing to read Latin sources, involving basic grammar and syntax, prescribed reading, and problem solving exercises.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To achieve a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar appropriate to 1000 level.
2. To gain an understanding of common word order and grammatical constructions employed by Latin writers, and thus facilitate the reading of texts.
3. To read and understand specially prepared and graded Latin texts illustrating Rome at its height, so as to understand the importance of key cultural concepts.
4. To enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from Latin.
Content1. simple word-order
2. the most common verb forms (active and middle verbs, four tenses, and participles)
3. basic cases of all nouns and adjectives
4. a basic vocabulary sufficient to enhance understanding of Roman society
5. problem solving using basic linguistic skills
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units at 1000 level in Ancient History or Greek
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTwo x one-hour class tests 2x20%
Essays / Written AssignmentsWeekly grammatical exercises 50%
Quiz - ClassProblem solving task 10%
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term