• Class Number 5112
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Christopher Bishop
    • Christopher Bishop
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course introduces students to the study of classical Latin through a series of carefully graded readings in Latin literature and Roman history. As students work through these readings they are introduced to the fundamental principles that underpin the Latin language while acquiring a working vocabulary.

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. Recognize and translate around 50% of the morphological forms and grammatical structures found in Latin texts.
  2. Read and translate at sight passages of Latin containing a limited range of grammatical structures and a basic foundational vocabulary.
  3. Read and translate a greater range of passages in Latin with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.
  4. Discuss with authority aspects of Latin grammar.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lingua Latin, Capitula I – II Vocabulary Test # 1
2 Lingua Latin, Capitula III – IV Exercise # 1
3 Lingua Latin, Capitula V – VI Vocabulary Test # 2
4 Lingua Latin, Capitula VII – VIII Exercise # 2
5 Lingua Latin, Capitula IX – X Vocabulary Test # 3
6 Lingua Latin, Capitula XI – XII Exercise # 3
7 Lingua Latin, Capitula XIII Mid-semester Test
8 Lingua Latin, Capitula XIV Vocabulary Test # 4
9 Lingua Latin, Capitula XV Exercise # 4
10 Lingua Latin, Capitula XVI, Inscriptiones Vocabulary Test # 5
11 Lingua Latin, Capitula XVII, Inscriptiones Exercise # 5
12 Lingua Latin, Capitula XVIII, Inscriptiones Vocabulary Test # 6

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Online Exercises 35 % Learning Outcomes 1, 3
Online Vocabulary Tests 10 % Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Presentation 10 % Learning Outcome 4
Mid-Semester Test 15 % Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Final Examination (3 hours) 30 % Learning Outcomes 1, 2

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

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

Value: 35 %
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1, 3

Online Exercises

Latin exercises will be loaded as assessable items on Wattle for completion outside of class during weeks 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11. The term exercises 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 will 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 1 hour (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. 35% in total.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1, 2

Online Vocabulary 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, 8, 10 and 12 — 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. 10% in total.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4


Students enrolled in LATN6002 will be required to make a 10-minute presentation in class. The subject of the presentation and assessment expectations will be worked out in consultation with the course convenor, and the delivery will be during the second half of the semester. 10%

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1, 2

Mid-Semester Test

Following the mid-semester teaching break, students will sit an online mid-semester test. The test should take less than 45 minutes to complete, but the test will remain live for 50 minutes after students open it. Further instruction on how to access, complete and submit this test will be given in class. 15%

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes 1, 2

Final Examination (3 hours)

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. A detailed account of the format of the examination paper will be given in Week 12. 30%

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

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