Courses & Units

Latin 1A HTL101


This unit is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of Latin. The unit is designed to provide a rapid survey of the language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of adapted and original Latin. This unit is taught in blended mode, involving seminar-format learning and a variety of online activities, including videos, short quizzes, and online games. The language is taught in the context of its historical and cultural background, and includes study of the influence of Latin on the development of English and other modern languages.


Unit name Latin 1A
Unit code HTL101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Jonathan Wallis
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • be able to recall English meanings for an introductory body of Latin vocabulary;
  • understand and be able to apply the basic elements of Latin grammar, in particular the use of inflection (changes in the form of words) to establish grammatical functions and so create meaning;
  • be able to read passages of Latin (adapted and original);
  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the Roman cultural systems embedded in Latin, and of the influence these have had on the development of modern languages and cultures.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091505 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTL100, HTC215, HTC315, XBR118


Teaching Pattern

On-campus enrolment

Weekly:Seminar (2 hours), Seminar (1 hour), Tutorial (1 hour) 

Online enrolment

Weekly: Seminar recordings (3 hours), online tutorial (1 hour) 

AssessmentFinal Project (25%)|Language Reflections and Activities (25%)|Comprehension and Creation Exercises (50%)
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