Latin Honours III

Course code LATN4660Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

LATN4660 is studied in conjunction with LATN4670, as these two courses comprise the thesis component of Honours.
For full-time students, LATN4660 and 4670 are usually to be taken concurrently and, for part-time students, 4660 should be taken before 4670.
LATN4660 is concerned with:
(i) choosing a topic for the thesis,
(ii) compiling a bibliography,
(iii) writing a literature review, and
(iv) presenting a seminar to the Discipline Seminar Programme.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. Capacity to focus on a productive field of study.
2. Capacity to compile a bibliography relevant to a chosen field of study
3. Capacity to choose a problem or series of inter-related problems from the selected field of study.
4. Capacity to produce a critical review of the literature seminal to the problem/s.
5. Capacity to explain the problem/s and related literature to others in both written and oral form.
ContentStudents will select a field of study by the end of Week One of semester.
Students will compile a bibliography relevant to the field of study early in the semester.
Students will choose a topic for their thesis by the end of Week Four.
Students will undertake a literature review of works relevant to the topic for the thesis.
Students will give a short presentation in Week Five (or Six or Seven), to explain the rationale behind the choice of their topic.
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 MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIt is expected that students will produce an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive literature review (which will serve to underpin a 15,000 word thesis; see LATN4670).
Other: (please specify)Oral presentation - A presentation to the Discipline Seminar Programme addressing choice of topic.
The grade for LATN4660 will be determined jointly with that of LATN4670, which together will make up a mark for the thesis (50% of the mark for Honours)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 19 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours)