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AHIS1120 – Latin A

2021 – Session 1, Online with attendance for exam, Exam centre within Australia

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Paul McKechnie
Trevor Evans
Mark Matic
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
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

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:

  • ULO2: Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  • ULO1: Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • 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
  • ULO7: Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  • ULO6: Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms
  • ULO8: Explore the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures

General Assessment Information

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS: Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: that the marks given are indicative only; final marks will be determined after moderation. See further the note on Results in the Policies and Procedures section below.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Prose Composition 30% No TBC
Participation 10% No TBC
Quizzes 25% No TBC
Examination 35% No TBC

Prose Composition

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 16 hours
Due: TBC
Weighting: 30%

Four exercises in translating from English to Latin


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Latin texts
  • Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  • Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 8 hours
Due: TBC
Weighting: 10%

Five online participation exercises


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Latin texts
  • Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  • Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms
  • Explore the significance of Latin for the study of relevant ancient cultures

Quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: TBC
Weighting: 25%

Six electronic quizzes


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Latin texts
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts

Examination

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

Formal examination


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at elementary level
  • Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • Recognise and memorise foundational Latin vocabulary
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Latin texts
  • Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  • Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms

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

Technology

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

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

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/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.