The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


Introduces students to the study of Latin. Reading in the original language is accompanied by basic grammatical and syntactical instruction.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. achieve a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar appropriate to 1000 level

2. gain an understanding of common word order and grammatical constructions employed by Latin writers, and thus read some latin.

3. 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. enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from Latin.


The course covers simple word-order, the most basic common verb forms, and basic cases of all nouns and adjectives, and introduces a basic vocabulary sufficient to enhance understanding of Roman society.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments (10)

Written Assignment: In-class assignments (3)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks



Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks