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AHIS1120 – Latin A

2022 – Session 1, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Trevor Evans
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B148 Arts Precinct
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Credit points Credit points
10
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

General Assessment Information

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.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Participation 15% No 23:59 09/03/2022; 23:59 30/03/2022; 23:59 11/05/2022
Quizzes 15% No 23:59 14/03/2022; 23:59 06/04/2022; 23:59 18/05/2022
Prose Composition 35% No 23:59 23/03/2022; 23:59 27/04/2022; 23:59 25/05/2022
Examination 35% No During Examination Period

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 8 hours
Due: 23:59 09/03/2022; 23:59 30/03/2022; 23:59 11/05/2022
Weighting: 15%

 

Three formative participation exercises

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • 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
  • Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Latin texts
  • 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: 23:59 14/03/2022; 23:59 06/04/2022; 23:59 18/05/2022
Weighting: 15%

 

Three 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

Prose Composition

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 16 hours
Due: 23:59 23/03/2022; 23:59 27/04/2022; 23:59 25/05/2022
Weighting: 35%

 

Three exercises in translating from English to Latin

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • 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
  • Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms
  • 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: During Examination Period
Weighting: 35%

 

Online non-invigilated examination

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Recognise and recall Latin script and phonetic structure
  • 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
  • Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools
  • Recognise and recall linguistic technical terms
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple 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 Writing Centre 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, Prose Compositions, and Exam is electronic via Turnitin. Submit the electronic Quizzes via the unit's iLearn page.

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.

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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

Academic Integrity

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