Introduction to Classical Languages
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- apply reading skills to basic Greek and Latin texts;
- independently apply knowledge and skills to provide solutions to questions about an ancient language;
- analyse texts using an appropriate metalanguage to complete a range of activities;
- communicate information about an ancient language and its social and political context; and
- demonstrate technical and theoretical knowledge of an ancient language.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
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- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination and/or Intensive School for this subject
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject provides an intensive introduction to Classical Greek and Latin, offered in two separate strands within the subject. As part of your study, you will be required to choose either Greek or Latin and will usually remain with the language strand chosen in any further subjects taken in the sequence. No previous knowledge of the selected language is required. In addition to exposure to the grammar of the language and to reading continuous text, you will develop your knowledge of a wide range of aspects of Greek or Roman culture and society. The subject will also improve your control and understanding of the English language.
Greek Strand - Assessment 1 Five Grammatical vocabulary syntax and translation exercises: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Greek Strand - Assessment 2 Final Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Latin Strand - Assessment 1 Five quizzes and assignments: 10% each. Quizzes are conducted online: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Latin Strand - Assessment 2 Final Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Greek Strand: 5 Grammatical vocabulary syntax and translation exercises (50%)
- Greek Strand: Final Examination - 2 hrs 15 mins (50%)
- Latin Strand: 5 quizzes and assignments: Quizzes are conducted online (50%)
- Latin strand: Final Examination - 2 hrs 15 mins (50%)