- Class Number 4267
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Christopher Bishop
- Christopher Bishop
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This course continues the study of this key Classical language as students consolidate the basic elements covered in Continuing Latin, expand their working vocabulary, and are introduced to more advanced grammatical principles. Background information on Roman literature, culture and history is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. Upon completion of the course, students should have sufficient expertise to read texts of moderate difficulty with assistance. Students who complete this course are eligible to progress to Intermediate Latin II.
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:
- Recognize and translate most morphological forms and grammatical structures found in Latin texts.
- Read and translate at sight passages of Latin containing a broad range of grammatical structures and a limited range of vocabulary.
- Read and translate an extensive range of passages in Latin with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.
- Discuss with authority aspects of Latin literature and grammar.
Commonwealth supported students and domestic full-fee paying students generally must be able to complete the requirements of their program of study without the imposition of fees that are additional to the student contribution amount or tuition fees.
The prescribed text for these courses is Hans Ørberg, Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana (Focus, 2011).
You should access the Classics Centre (AD Hope G50), not just for the enormous range of resources there, but also to make connections with other Classics students. Learning a new language can be difficult, but the task is made considerably more enjoyable when you learn with a group
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Lingua Latina I, chapters 19 and 20||Vocabulary Test # 1|
|2||Lingua Latina I, chapters 20 and 21||Exercise # 1|
|3||Lingua Latina I, chapters 22 and 23||Vocabulary Test # 2|
|4||Lingua Latina I, chapters 23 and 24||Exercise # 2|
|5||Lingua Latina I, chapters 25 and 26||Vocabulary Test # 3|
|6||Lingua Latina I, chapters 26 and 27||Mid-semester Test|
|7||Lingua Latina I, chapters 28 and 29||Exercise # 3, vocabulary Test # 4|
|8||Lingua Latina I, chapters 29 and 30||Exercise # 4|
|9||Lingua Latina I, chapter 31||Vocabulary Test # 5|
|10||Lingua Latina I, chapter 32||Exercise # 5|
|11||Lingua Latina I, chapter 33||Vocabulary Test # 6|
|12||Lingua Latina I, chapter 34||Exercise # 6|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Assessment Task 1: Exercises||30 %||31/05/2019||03/06/2019||1, 3|
|Assessment Task 2: Tests||10 %||31/05/2019||03/06/2019||1, 3|
|Assessment Task 3: Mid-semester Test||15 %||04/04/2019||05/04/2019||1, 2, 3|
|Assessment Task 4: Final 3-hour Examination||30 %||21/06/2019||21/06/2019||1, 2, 3|
|Assessment Task 5: Presentation and Report||15 %||31/05/2019||03/06/2019||4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3
Assessment Task 1: Exercises
Translation and morphology exercises will be loaded as assessable items on Wattle for completion outside of class during weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. They will go live at 08:00 on the Friday morning of each of those weeks and will remain live until 16:00 the following Monday. Students have, therefore, four days in which to attempt each exercise. Students are permitted only one attempt at each exercise and, once they begin their attempt, will have 2 hours (only) in which to complete it, although it should take less. Further instruction on how to access, complete and submit these exercises will be given in class.
Date Due: By Monday of weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and following week 12
Time limit: 2 hours (120 minutes)
Value: 6 exercises over the course of the semester worth a total of 30% — the lowest grade of the six will not be counted
Results posted on Wattle: By 17:00 on the Mondays of weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and following week 12
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3
Assessment Task 2: Tests
Each week students will be introduced to a range of words in Latin and, beginning in week 1, they will be tested on this vocabulary. The tests — which can be found on Wattle in the sections pertaining to weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 — will go live at 08:00 on the Friday morning of each of those weeks and will remain live until 16:00 the following Monday. Students have, therefore, four days in which to attempt each test. Students are permitted only one attempt at each test and, once they begin their attempt, will have only 10 minutes in which to complete it. Further instruction on how to access, complete and submit these tests will be given in class.
Date Due: By Monday of weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12
Time limit: 10 minutes
Results posted on Wattle: By 17:00 on the Mondays of weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12
Value: 6 tests over the course of the semester worth a total of 10% — the lowest grade of the six will not be counted
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Assessment Task 3: Mid-semester Test
A mid-semester test will be conducted in-class on Thursday of week 6. The test should take less than 50 minutes to complete, but the entire class-time will be allocated. Further instruction on how to access, complete and submit this test will be given in class.
Date Due: Thursday 4 April
Time limit: 50 minutes
Results posted on Wattle: By 17:00 on Friday 5 April
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Assessment Task 4: Final 3-hour Examination
The final assessment for the course will be a three-hour examination, during the examination period. Any work covered during the semester is eligible to be included in the examination. No reference materials are permitted. A detailed account of the format of the examination paper will be given by week 12.
For students in LATN6121, the final examination will be, for the most part, the same as the examination paper for LATN2121, but will include additional material, details of which will be discussed in class prior to the exam.
Date Due: TBA
Time Limit: 3 hours, with no reading time
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 4
Assessment Task 5: Presentation and Report
Students enrolled in LATN6121 will be required to make a 10-minute presentation in class during term 2 (weeks 7 through 12) and to submit a 1000-word report on the presentation via Turnitin no later than Friday 1 June. The criteria for grading the presentation and the report will be posted on Wattle.
The written report will take the form of a formal essay and will confirm to standard academic practice, particularly with regards to the use of footnotes and the provision of bibliographies.
Students may choose a topic from the following list or they may create a topic of their own in consultation with the course convener. The convener-generated topics are as follows:
1. “Ovid, like other Roman poets of the late Republic and the Augustan age, had a preference for the tendencies of Alexandrian poetry... however, the ways in which Ovid differed from his Hellenistic ‘predecessors’ are far more significant than the similarities between them.” Discuss. The quote here is from Karl Galinsky, Ovid’s Metamorphoses: an introduction to the basic aspects(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975).
2. “The thematic link between the stories in the Metamorphosesis deceptive and any grand scheme of significance in their arrangement is illusory.” Discuss. The quote here is from Joseph Solodow, The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988).
3. “It is often said that the Metamorphosesis culturally autonomous and more universal than the Aeneid.” Discuss. The quote here is from Stephen Wheeler, A Discourse of Wonders: Audience and Performance in Ovid’sMetamorphoses (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).
4. At the beginning of the Metamorphoses, Ovid describes his work as a carmen perpetuum(a continuous song). What is the significance of this term and this assertion? If you choose this topic, you might want to start by reading chapter three of Brooks Otis, Ovid as an epic poet(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, originally 1966, but revised and often reprinted).
5. “It may be doubted whether any poem has had so great an influence on the literature and art of Western civilization as the Metamorphoses.” Discuss. The quote here is from Melville’s translation, see Metamorphoses, translated by A. D. Melville; introduction and notes by E. J. Kenney (Oxford: Oxford University Press, originally 1986, but often reprinted).
Date Due (presentation): Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 OR 12 (to be negotiated with the course convener)
Date Due (report): Friday 31 May
Time limit (presentation):10 minutes
Word limit (report): 1000 words (not counting footnotes or bibliographies)
Value: 10% for the presentation, 5% for the written report (15% in total)
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