CLAS145-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Beginners' Latin B

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


An introduction to Latin grammar and to reading Latin, following on from CLAS144.

This course builds upon the knowledge of Latin and the skills that students have acquired in CLAS144.

In class students will continue their study of the language and prepare to read unadapted Latin texts, for example in stage 2 and 3 Latin classes and beyond. 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. We will also work on new exercises or translate previously unseen Latin as a group in an atmosphere that is supportive and constructive. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Students that pass this course will acquire:

  • a holistic grasp of Latin language
  • an increased knowledge and awareness of English grammar and vocabulary
  • disciplined study habits, confidence based on this habits and ability to work with others
  • greater skills in analytical thinking and linguistic flexibility
    • 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.


CLAS144. Students without this prerequisite but with previous experience in the language may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator.



Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Geography 602 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Geography 602 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Alison B Griffith


Enrica Sciarrino


Required Texts

Wheelock, Frederic M. , LaFleur, Richard A; Wheelock's Latin; 6th ed; HarperResource, 2000.

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


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 $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* 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 CLAS145 Occurrences

  • CLAS145-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018
  • CLAS145-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)