• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Classics
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Christopher Bishop
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This fun, innovative approach to language learning teaches the foundations of traditional grammar.  It starts from scratch: no previous grammatical knowledge is assumed.  Each week we examine an aspect of English grammar and then explore the same phenomenon in Ancient Greek and Latin. Through a series of practical exercises you will learn the basic skills needed to read and compose in these ancient languages. The comparative grammatical approach of this course will provide you with an ideal foundation for learning other languages, too. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of traditional grammar as it applies to English, Ancient Greek, and Latin.
  2. Recognise and analyse the structures of sentences in English, Ancient Greek, and Latin which use a number of basic - and some more sophisticated - grammatical constructions.
  3. Translate sentences into and from Ancient Greek and Latin, drawing on a small vocabulary and a limited range of morphological forms. 

Indicative Assessment

Weekly exercises (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Weekly 5-minute tests (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Final 3-hour examination (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact in language classes.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Prescribed Texts

Traditional Grammar (an in-house textbook and workbook)

Preliminary Reading

 J. R. Hurford, Grammar: A Student's Guide, CUP, 1994

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2214 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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