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AHIS2120 – Latin B

2021 – Session 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Administration
Trevor Evans
no hours
Lecturer
Genevieve Young-Evans
by appointment
Convenor
Ian Worthington
by appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
AHIS118 or AHIS218 or AHST207 or AHIS1120
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit aims to help students of ancient history develop their knowledge of the Latin language. It continues the systematic introduction to the grammar and vocabulary begun in previous units. The unit also aims to help students build skills in reading original Latin literary and documentary texts, and analyse the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at more advanced level
  • ULO2: Recognise and memorise extended Latin vocabulary
  • ULO3: Assess the grammar required for the translation of Latin texts appropriate to level of study
  • ULO4: Explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • ULO5: Employ linguistic technical terms
  • ULO6: Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and writing Latin texts
  • ULO7: Analyse the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures

General Assessment Information

General Assessment Information 

1) LATE PENALTY: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.

2) IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS: Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released.

3) Do not plagiarise: plagiarism will not be tolerated; see 'MQ Academic Honesty': http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Prose Compositions 30% No 23:59 24/8/21; 7/9/21; 5/10/21; 19/10/21
Electronic quizzes 25% No 23:59 7/8/21; 14/8/21; 23/10/21; 30/10/21; 6/11/21
Participation 10% No 23:59 10/8/21; 17/8/21; 31/8/21; 28/9/21; 12/10/21
Formal Examination 35% No week 14

Prose Compositions

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 16 hours
Due: 23:59 24/8/21; 7/9/21; 5/10/21; 19/10/21
Weighting: 30%

 

Four exercises in translation from English to Latin

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at more advanced level
  • Recognise and memorise extended Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of Latin texts appropriate to level of study
  • Explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Employ linguistic technical terms
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and writing Latin texts

Electronic quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: 23:59 7/8/21; 14/8/21; 23/10/21; 30/10/21; 6/11/21
Weighting: 25%

Five electronic quizzes


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at more advanced level
  • Recognise and memorise extended Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of Latin texts appropriate to level of study
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and writing Latin texts

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 8 hours
Due: 23:59 10/8/21; 17/8/21; 31/8/21; 28/9/21; 12/10/21
Weighting: 10%

 

Five online participation exercises

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at more advanced level
  • Recognise and memorise extended Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of Latin texts appropriate to level of study
  • Explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Employ linguistic technical terms
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and writing Latin texts
  • Analyse the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures

Formal Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: week 14
Weighting: 35%

 

Formal timed examination

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at more advanced level
  • Recognise and memorise extended Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of Latin texts appropriate to level of study
  • Explore and appraise relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Employ linguistic technical terms
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and writing Latin texts

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Method: AHIS 2120 is delivered in blended mode as a Macquarie University unit of study.

Webpage: Online units can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Technology used and skills required: PC and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement.

Please contact IT staff for any further, more specific, requirements, to do with technology.

Required and recommended resources

eReserve readings (see 'Unit Readings' in iLearn Syllabus for information)

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/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes from Previous Offering

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Changes since First Published

Date Description
23/07/2021 due date change for prose com p 4