Latin deals with various aspects of Roman language and culture. LATN 1600 and LATN 2620 assume no previous knowledge of Latin and aim to provide students with a basic knowledge of the language. Those who have achieved the appropriate level of Latin at the HSC or equivalent examination will be granted senior status and admitted to LATN 2600. Senior units focus on a variety of literary genres from both the Republican and Empire periods. Study of the language is regarded not merely as an end in itself but as a critical tool for the understanding of Latin literature, history and society.

Please note: Mid-year entry for the Latin Honours subject area is not available.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The Honours program in Latin consists of: 1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff 2. two seminars that meet weekly for three hours for one semester 3. one unseen exam on a Latin text. The thesis should be of 15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000 words of written work or it equivalent. The thesis is worth 45% of the final Honours mark, each of the seminars is worth 22.5% and the unseen exam is worth 10%.

Related subject areas

Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Classical Studies

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