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AHIS1120 – Latin A

2020 – Session 1, Online with attendance for exam, Exam centre within Australia

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Trevor Evans
Contact via email address given above
Australian Hearing Hub, Level 2 (South)
email to arrange appointment
Paul McKechnie
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Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

This unit introduces students of ancient history to the study of the Latin language. It provides a systematic introduction to the grammar (especially morphology and basic syntax) and vocabulary. The unit also aims to help students develop the skills necessary for reading original Latin texts, and explores the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • ULO2: Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  • ULO3: Recognise and memorise foundational Latin vocabulary
  • ULO4: Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Latin texts
  • ULO5: Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • ULO6: Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms
  • ULO7: Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  • ULO8: Explore the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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This unit employs the following technology

• iLearn

• Echo

The unit has an online presence, through which all unit materials are delivered. Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

For technical support go to: http://mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/informatics/help For student quick guides on the use of iLearn go to: http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/guides.htm

Lecture Times

For lecture times and classrooms please consult: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2020/

Satisfactory Completion 

Completion of all Assessment Tasks is required to complete the unit satisfactorily.

Submission and Extensions

Submission of the Participation Exercises and Prose Compositions is electronic via Turnitin. Submit the electronic Quizzes via the unit's iLearn page. The Examination is closed-book and administered by the central administration.

Extensions are available on medical grounds and may be requested under other special circumstances. Apply via ask.mq.edu.au

Unit Schedule

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In this unit we will study the first 7 chapters of the Introduction to the Latin Language (available via the unit's iLearn page).

We will also study a series of short readings, featuring original Latin texts from the late republican and early imperial periods.

Full details, including a weekly schedule of topics and a list of assessment due-dates, will be provided on the unit's iLearn page.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​


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Student Support

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Student Enquiry Service

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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