Revive an ancient and beautiful language as you read and translate medieval Latin. Journey through 7th century poetry, homilies and other historical texts. Dig into the intricacies of the historical landscape that gave birth to these writings.
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Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- work in a fully online environment to demonstrate a knowledge of medieval Latin grammar
- explain the historical context of the texts encountered in the degree
- identify and analyse different literary genres characteristic of Medieval Latin.
- An introduction to medieval Latin grammar and morphology
- An overview of literary genres typical of medieval Latin
- A survey of regional characteristics in orthography, grammar and lexicon
- An introduction to the literary genres encountered in medieval Latin
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Students may be required to purchase headsets
This subject involves a study of Medieval Latin through reading and translating original texts from the seventh century onwards. These will include poetry, saints’ lives, homilies and other extracts from the Church fathers. The emphasis will be on reading medieval Latin in its literary and historical contexts.
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