- Code CLAS6001
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
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:
- Demonstrate an understanding of traditional grammar as it applies to English, Ancient Greek, and Latin.
- 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.
- Translate sentences into and from Ancient Greek and Latin, drawing on a small vocabulary and a limited range of morphological forms.
- Translate sentences from Greek and Latin using unfamiliar vocabulary.
- Reflect on the process of language learning
Indicative AssessmentWeekly exercises (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Translation and morphology exercises (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Weekly 5-minute tests (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
1000-word reflective account (10%) [Learning Outcome 5]
Final 3-hour examination (35%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
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Workload130 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Traditional Grammar (an in-house textbook and workbook)
No preliminary reading
J. R. Hurford, Grammar: A Student's Guide, CUP, 1994
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