Subject details

On successful completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. work in a fully online enhanced learning environment to demonstrate a knowledge of advanced Ecclesiastical Latin grammar
  2. read and translate complex Latin texts into English
  3. translate complex English constructions into Latin
  4. demonstrate comprehension of simple spoken Latin texts
  • Topics

    • Latin syntax and morphology, as covered in the second half of the set text.
    • Further readings including liturgical texts, poetry and hymns.
    • Complex grammatical constructions introduced in specific texts.
    • A survey of the various literary genres of Ecclesiastical Latin.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Streaming Multimedia

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

ACU-THEL502-Latin A

Special requirements

No special requirements

This unit builds on the foundations laid in Latin A, and involves a study of Ecclesiastical Latin through reading and translating original texts in their literary context. These will include liturgical and biblical texts as well as extracts from the Church fathers. The emphasis is on reading longer texts of 'real Latin' rather than the 'doctored' Latin presented in the introductory unit.

A range of assessment procedures will be used to meet the unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes consistent with University assessment requirements. Such procedures may include, but are not limited to: essays, reports, examinations, student presentations, case studies, online interactive student performance tasks.

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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 subject.

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