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Undergraduate | MAQ-AHIX1120-2023

Latin A

Previously MAQ-AHIX118

Revive the ancient and beautiful Latin language.

Establish a working knowledge of Latin words, sentences and passages. Read Latin script and recognise nouns and verbs. Write sentences while drawing on an understanding of grammar and syntax.

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Prior study needed


18 weeks

Start dates

  • 20 Feb 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

On successful completion of this unit, you 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 technical terms
  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
    • "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
  • 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.

    • Online examination (35%)
    • Prose Composition (35%)
    • Participation (15%)
    • 3 online Quizzes (15%)
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Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MAQ-AHIX218 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-HST230 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-AHIX118 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) AHIX218, AHIS118, HST230, AHIX118

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

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