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AHIS2120 – Latin B

2022 – Session 2, Online-flexible

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer
Dustin McKenzie
Contact via Email
By appointment
Dustin McKenzie
Bronwen Neil
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
AHIS118 or AHIS218 or AHST207 or AHIS1120
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
AHIS2120 In-person scheduled day
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://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-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

Late Assessment Submission Penalty  

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, a 5% penalty (of the total possible mark) will be applied each day a written assessment is not submitted, up until the 7th day (including weekends). After the 7th day, a mark of ‘0’ (zero) will be awarded even if the assessment is submitted. Submission time for all written assessments is set at 11.55pm. A 1-hour grace period is provided to students who experience a technical issue.    

This late penalty will apply to non-timed sensitive assessment (incl essays, reports, posters, portfolios, journals, recordings etc). Late submission of time sensitive tasks (such as tests/exams, performance assessments/presentations, scheduled practical assessments/labs etc) will only be addressed by the unit convenor in a Special consideration application. Special Consideration outcome may result in a new question or topic. 

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

Prose Compositions Assessment Indicative Time on Task 2: 16 hours

Due: Friday 23:59 in Weeks 4, 7, and10

Weighting: 35% General Assessment Information

Three 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

Electronic Quizzes Indicative Time on Task: 12 hours

Due: Friday 23:59 in Weeks 3, 6 and 12

Weighting: 15%

Three electronic quizzes

On successful completion you will be able to: • Identify and recall Latin grammatical structures at a 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

Three online participation exercises Indicative Time on Task 2: 8 hours

Due: 23:59 Friday of Weeks 2, 5 and 9

Weighting: 15%

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 B • 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 timed Examination Indicative Time on Task: 20 hours

Due: week 13 (2 hours)

Weighting: 35% 

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

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Prose Compositions 35% No Week 4 19/08/22; Week 7 09/09/22; Week 10 14/10/22
Participation 15% No Week 2 05/08/22, Week 5 26/08/22, Week 9 07/10/22
Electronic quizzes 15% No Week 3 12/08/22, Week 6 02/09/22, Week 12 28/10/22
Formal Examination 35% No Week 13

Prose Compositions

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 16 hours
Due: Week 4 19/08/22; Week 7 09/09/22; Week 10 14/10/22
Weighting: 35%

 

Three 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

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 8 hours
Due: Week 2 05/08/22, Week 5 26/08/22, Week 9 07/10/22
Weighting: 15%

 

Three formative 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

Electronic quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Week 3 12/08/22, Week 6 02/09/22, Week 12 28/10/22
Weighting: 15%

 

Three 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

Formal Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 35%

 

online non-invigilated 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 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

Mode of delivery is online, with a three hour lecture-and-tutorial once a week. This will be recorded for those not attending campus in person and stored in Echo360.

Resources include the Introduction to the Latin Language materials (ILL) - see the Resources folder in the right margin of the ILearn page.

Unit Schedule

Latin B Schedule

 

Week 1: 25—31 July

Introduction to the Unit, ILL Chapter 8, Reading 1

 

Week 2: 1–7 August

ILL Chapter 8 (continued), Reading 1 (continued), Reading 2

Participation Topic 1 due 5 August

 

Week 3: 8–14 August

ILL Chapter 9, Reading 2 (continued)

Grammar Quiz 1 due 12 August

Week 4: 15–21 August

ILL Chapter 9 (continued), Reading 3

Prose Composition 1 due 19 August

Week 5: 22–28 August

ILL Chapter 10, Reading 3 (continued)

Participation Topic 2 due 26 August

Week 6: 29 August–4 September

ILL Chapter 10 (continued), Chapter 11, Reading 4

Grammar Quiz 2 due 2 September

 

Week 7: 5–11 September

ILL Chapter 11 (continued), Reading 4 (continued), Reading 5

Prose Composition 2 due 9 September

 

 

Session Recess of two weeks

Week 8: 26 September–2 October

ILL Chapter 12, Reading 5 (continued), Reading 6

 

 

Week 9: 3–9 October

ILL Chapter 12 (continued), Chapter 13, Reading 6 (continued)

Participation Topic 3 due 7 October

 

Week 10: 10–16 October

ILL Chapter 13 (continued), Reading 7

Prose Composition 3 due 14 October

 

Week 11: 17–23 October

ILL Chapter 14, Reading 7 (continued), Reading 8

 

Week 12: 24–30 October

ILL Chapter 14 (continued), Chapter 15, Reading 8 (continued)

Grammar Quiz 3 due 28 October

Week 13: 31 October–6 November

Examination in class/online

 

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Results

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Changes from Previous Offering

Updated Ilearn template from 2021 to new model.