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LATN111 Introductory Latin 1

A reading-based beginners’ paper covering the basic elements of Latin grammar and vocabulary and designed to develop reading skills in Latin.

As an introduction to the Latin language, this paper is designed to help students develop the skills needed to read and understand texts written by some of the great Roman authors, such as Virgil and Julius Caesar. In addition, this intensive study of the Latin language also seeks to improve students' communication skills by offering a deeper understanding of the English language and its Latin roots. Finally, this paper introduces various aspects of Roman culture and its contemporary reflections through literary and historical background readings.

Paper title Introductory Latin 1
Paper code LATN111
Subject Latin
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Dan Osland
Paper Structure
This paper introduces students to the Latin language through:
  • Explanations of basic points of English and Latin grammar
  • A gradual approach to Latin vocabulary and its close cognates in the English language
  • A cumulative approach to reading assignments that incorporates previously-learned material and new information
  • The identification of useful external tools that may be useful in further advancing the study of Latin after the paper has concluded
Teaching Arrangements
Four 50-minute lectures per week, each lecture consisting of interactive practice exercises and thorough engagement between students and lecturer.
Textbooks
Wheelock and LaFleur Wheelock's Latin 7th Ed. 2011 (Collins Reference)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquire the Latin language skills necessary for success in LATN 112
  • Learn the fundamentals of the classical Latin language
  • Develop an appreciation for Roman culture and its relationship to the contemporary world
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the English language and, in particular, its vocabulary
  • Gain some familiarity with the great works of Latin poetry and prose by famous authors, such as Virgil, Catullus, Caesar, Cicero and Livy, and with the historical background of these authors' works

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

A reading-based beginners’ paper covering the basic elements of Latin grammar and vocabulary and designed to develop reading skills in Latin.

As an introduction to the Latin language, this paper is designed to help students develop the skills needed to read and understand texts written by some of the great Roman authors, such as Cicero and Horace. In addition, this intensive study of the Latin language also seeks to improve students' communication skills by offering a deeper understanding of the English language and its Latin roots. Finally, this paper introduces various aspects of Roman culture and its contemporary reflections through literary and historical background readings.

Paper title Introductory Latin 1
Paper code LATN111
Subject Latin
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Dan Osland
Paper Structure
This paper introduces students to the Latin language through:
  • Explanations of basic points of English and Latin grammar
  • A gradual approach to Latin vocabulary and its close cognates in the English language
  • A cumulative approach to reading assignments that incorporates previously-learned material and new information
  • The identification of useful external tools that may be useful in further advancing the study of Latin after the paper has concluded
Internal Assessment 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Four 50-minute lectures per week, each lecture consisting of interactive practice exercises and thorough engagement between students and lecturer.
Textbooks
Wheelock and LaFleur Wheelock's Latin 7th Ed. 2011 (Collins Reference)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquire the Latin language skills necessary for success in LATN 112
  • Learn the fundamentals of the classical Latin language
  • Develop an appreciation for Roman culture and its relationship to the contemporary world
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the English language and, in particular, its vocabulary
  • Gain some familiarity with the great works of Latin poetry and prose by famous authors, such as Virgil, Catullus, Caesar, Cicero and Livy, and with the historical background of these authors' works

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22