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CLA1110 - Introductory Latin A/1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jane Griffiths


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit provides an introduction to classical Latin for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. Students steadily acquire a basic grammatical overview of Latin, reinforced by the reading of adapted Latin texts, weekly grammar exercises and vocabulary tests. More broadly, students encounter the Latin language within the context of classical Roman society and culture, and emphasis is given to Latin's grammatical legacy to English and other modern languages. Although there is no formal oral component to this unit, students are encouraged to become familiar with the pronunciation of Classical Latin.


On completion of this unit, students will have achieved:

  1. An overview knowledge of Latin grammar.
  2. A basic active vocabulary in Classical Latin.
  3. Reading skills in Classical Latin, including a more extensive passive vocabulary.
  4. A learning technique in relation to Latin that will allow them to become more autonomous learners of the language.


Ten vocab/grammar/translation assignments (250 words each): 30%
Essay (1000 words): 20%
2 x 1 hour written tests: 50%

Contact hours

4 hours (4 x 1 hour seminars) per week