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ATS2302: Introduction to Latin

Faculty of Arts

Introduction to Latin

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This unit introduces students with little or no previous knowledge to classical Latin. Students steadily acquire a good 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.


1 - Quizzes - 35% 2 - Other - 30% 3 - Take home final assessment - 35%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.