Latin A - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sem1 , Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Prose Compositions (20%) , Assignment 2 - Document analysis (15%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit was previously known as HST230 Latin A.

This unit is designed to establish sound foundations in basic Latin forms and constructions, to teach the reading of Latin sentences and passages of increasing difficulty and to teach the writing of Latin sentences.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. read Latin script
  2. understand the grammar and syntax of simple Latin texts at word level, phrase level and sentence level
  3. identify relevant Latin vocabulary
  4. translate simple Latin texts
  5. write and/or type in Latin.
  • Assignment 1 — Prose Compositions (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Document analysis (15%)
  • Non-Invigilated Exam — Effective (40%)
  • Participation (10%)
  • Test — Grammar Quizzes (15%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • HST230 — Latin A

Complete a Level 1 Major unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Verbs: person, tense
3Adjectives; irregular verbs - esse, posse
4Verbs: voice, mood
5Pronouns I: demonstrative adjectives
6Participles: deponent, semi-deponent verbs
7Verbs: subjunctive mood; sequence of tenses
8Pronouns II: 4th and 5th declension nouns
9Revision and examination

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

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