CLLA101 Introduction to Classical Languages

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 2. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. There may be some discrepancies to published unit information while we work through the University processes to approve the changes and reflect them through publication. Information about online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 23 January 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 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
20 March 2020 22 March 2020 Non-Mandatory Only offered if a minimum of three online students from each strand (Latin and Greek) commits to attend.
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 None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GRK101 for Greek strand or LATN101 for Latin strand
Notes

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

Coordinator for Greek: Tristan Taylor

Coordinator for Latin: Tristan Taylor

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Tristan Taylor (ttaylo33@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

An intensive introduction to Classical Greek and Latin, offered in two separate strands within the unit. Candidates must choose either Greek or Latin, and will normally remain with the language strand chosen in any further units taken in the sequence. No previous knowledge of the selected language is required. In addition to exposure to the grammar of the language and to reading continuous text, students will encounter a wide range of aspects of Greek or Roman culture and society. The unit will also improve control and understanding of English.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

ISBN: 9780521698504
Joint Association of Classical Teachers, CUP 2nd revised ed. 2008

Note: Greek Strand.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin

ISBN: 9781107615601
Jones, P.V. and Sidwell, K.C., CUP 2nd ed. 2018

Note: Latin Strand.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises

ISBN: 9780521698528
Joint Association of Classical Teachers, CUP 2nd revised ed. 2007

Note: Greek Strand.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary

ISBN: 9780521698511
Joint Association of Classical Teachers, CUP 2nd revised ed. 2007

Note: Greek Strand.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Reading Latin: Grammar and Exercises

ISBN: 9781107632264
Jones, P.V. and Sidwell, K.C., CUP 2nd ed. 2016

Note: Latin Strand.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Reading Latin: Text and Vocabulary

ISBN: 9781107618701
Jones, P.V. and Sidwell, K.C., CUP 2nd ed. 2016

Note: Latin Strand.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Greek: Assessment 1 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Greek Strand: 5 Grammatical vocabulary syntax and translation exercises

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Latin: Assessment 1 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Latin Strand: 5 quizzes and assignments: 10% each. Quizzes are conducted online

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Greek: Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Greek Strand: Final Examination

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Latin: Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Latin strand: Final Examination

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply reading skills to basic Greek and Latin texts;
  2. independently apply knowledge and skills to provide solutions to questions about an ancient language;
  3. analyse texts using an appropriate metalanguage to complete a range of activities;
  4. communicate information about an ancient language and its social and political context; and
  5. demonstrate technical and theoretical knowledge of an ancient language.