CLAS144-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Beginners' Latin A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019

Description

An introduction to Latin grammar and to reading Latin.

In this class students will learn the fundamental principles and rules of Latin grammar and develop the ability to read slightly adapted texts in ancient Latin. By learning Latin grammar students will also enhance their grammatical competence in English and, therefore, improve their ability to learn other languages. This course also prepares students to continue their study of Latin in CLAS145 Beginners Latin B, and to read unadapted Latin texts.

Although Latin is commonly referred to as a dead language, in fact it lives on in English and the Romance languages, and it remains the official written and spoken language of the Vatican and the Catholic Church. In the sciences Latin informs technical terminology (for example, botanical names or anatomical parts) and the Romans, who spoke this language, have shaped much of the ways in which we think today.

Each class session will consist partly of lecture and partly of exercises and translation. Students will participate in the class by providing answers to and analysis of prepared exercises or longer translations. Class participation is highly recommended. Students who consistently attend classes usually gain much confidence, and develop the ability to share their individual insight and work with others towards a common goal. There is no “conversational” component to this class.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will acquire:
  • A basic knowledge of Latin grammar and inflections.
  • Basic skills required for the translation of simple, edited ancient Latin texts.
  • An insight into aspects of Roman history, literature, society and culture acquired by reading adapted Latin texts.
  • Knowledge about the extent to which Latin is alive and well in modern European languages, English, and even some transliterated words in Māori.
  • The knowledge required to begin CLAS 145 Beginners’ Latin B.

    Transferrable skills:

  • Lingustic competence including a better knowledge of grammar and a larger vocabulary in English.
  • More disciplined study habits and better time-management skills.
  • Enhanced ability to memorize large quantities of material.
  • Confidence in sharing prepared work and opinions with a group.
  • Global awareness
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Restrictions

CLAS143

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 441 (28/2-4/4, 2/5-30/5)
West 213A (21/2)
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Enrica Sciarrino

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quiz 40% Eleven on-line muliti choice quizzes (one per week) best eight will count (5% each quiz).
Class Attendance, Preparation and Participation 10% Attendance is based on completing assigned homework and bringing it to class, being prepared to give answers to exercises and translations
Mid semester test 20%
Final Exam 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Frederic M. Wheelock and Richard A. LaFleur; Wheelock's Latin; 7th; New York: Harpercollins College Outline, 2011 (Available in the University Bookshop and from online outlets such as Book Depository and Amazon - lots of cheap used copies!).

Goldman, Norma; English grammar for students of Latin : the study guide for those learning Latin; 3rd ed; Olivia and Hill Press, 2004 (Available in the University Bookshop and also from online outlets such as Book Depository and Amazon).

Recommended Reading

Comeau, Paul T. , LaFleur, Richard A., Wheelock, Frederic M; Workbook for Wheelock's Latin; 3rd ed. rev; HarperResource, 2000.

Course links

Library portal

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This course is also offered online/blended and under the STAR programme for secondary school students. Please contact the Course Coordinator/s.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CLAS144 Occurrences

  • CLAS144-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019
  • CLAS144-19S1 (D) Semester One 2019 (Distance)