CLAS401H Classics Hons Coursework

Updated: 16 April 2019
Credit Points 24
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Year Long 1 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory By arrangement
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in BA(Hons) and 60cp in Latin for the Latin Strand; 60cp in Greek for the Greek Strand; or 60cp in CLLA. In each case 18cp at 300-level in the target language(s) are a requirement. 12cp from other relevant units may be substituted with the permission of head of school
Co-requisites CLAS402H (full-time students)
Restrictions CLAS400 or LATN400 or GREK400

For futher information on the discipline's offerings, please visit the Classics and Ancient History webpage.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Tristan Taylor (
Unit Description

In this unit, students will read and study a number of texts in Greek or Latin; students in Classics honours will study one trimester in each language. There will be a range of authors and genres, covering an extended chronological period. The unit will focus upon philological issues and upon literary interpretation of these texts as well as the relevant modern scholarship. Through these texts students will also be learning about the methodological issues essential for Classical Studies.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply advanced reading skills to complex, unpredictable and extended Greek and Latin texts with autonomy thereby showing their ability to transform knowledge;
  2. independently apply advanced cognitive skills to generate and transmit solutions to sophisticated questions about the way in which a range of authors use an ancient language;
  3. critically analyse and evaluate complex, unpredictable texts using an appropriate metalanguage to complete a range of activities;
  4. apply and transmit advanced skills and knowledge about the style of particular authors, the requirements of genre and historical and literary context of the texts; and
  5. demonstrate advanced technical and theoretical knowledge of an ancient language as well as specialist knowledge about a particular author/authors and modern responses to their work.