Latin Honours I

Course code LATN4640Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

LATN4640 is a semester-length course, usually studied in the first semester of an Honours programme. It focuses on the examination in class of the language and literature of the Roman Republic and Early Empire, aimed at an in-depth understanding of various aspects of the Roman world enhanced by a sensitive understanding of original Latin literature.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. In depth understanding of the Latin language and the way in which it was employed for literary, historical, and philosophical purposes, and of the methodologies appropriate to the study of ancient Latin texts.
2. Ability to understand, interpret and criticise complex ideas and texts.
3. Ability to research and interpret issues in a chosen discipline at nationally recognised levels of competence, and to present results with clarity and effectiveness, primarily in written form.
4. Preparation for work-place situations that require an exceptional level of literacy, analytical skills, and capacity to argue.
5. Preparation for high-level research into the classical world, or for other research employing similar skills.
6. Qualification for postgraduate research degrees in Classics and related areas.
ContentThe content of the Latin Honours programme is fixed each year by consultation between the staff and intending students. Options are ordinarily centred on the in-depth study of a particular Latin author or authors, largely in the original language.
NB: Students are also expected to attend the Department's staff/students research seminars.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
TransitionThe Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses. If you enrolled prior to 2009, you will be able to complete your Honours program as it stood at your time of enrollment, this being:
- Your thesis will be 8,000 words.
- You do not need to adhere to the requirement of 50% thesis and 50% coursework. Your assessment will consist of thesis (20%), 6 research assignments of 2,000 words and 2 x 3 hour Class Examinations (80%).
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn undergraduate major sequence in Latin or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents may be required to complete a variety of written tasks (e.g. translations, commentaries, essays, etc.), which in total will comprise the equivalent of approximately 7,500 words.

Students are to submit all assessable work within four weeks of the end of the semester.

The marks for this course constitute 25% of the grade for Honours.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours)