Latin A - 2016

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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 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Analysis Task - Document Analysis (15%) , Exercises - Prose compositions (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit was previously known as HST230 Latin A.

This unit introduces students of ancient history to study of the Latin language. It provides a systematic introduction to the grammar (especially morphology and basic syntax) and vocabulary. The unit also aims to help students develop the skills necessary for reading original Latin texts, and explores the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

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

  1. recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  2. identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  3. recognise and memorise foundational Latin vocabulary
  4. assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Latin texts
  5. explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  6. recognise and recall linguistic metalanguage
  7. integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  8. explore the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures.
  • Analysis Task — Document Analysis (15%)
  • Exercises — Prose compositions (20%)
  • Non-Invigilated Exam — Online examination (40%)
  • Participation (10%)
  • Quizzes — 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.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

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

  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Latin Dictionary Ed Simpson

    By:Dictionary Cassell Standard

    ISBN: 9780025225800


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

  • The Revised Latin Primer


    ISBN: 9781108012362


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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