LATIN 100/100G : Introduction to Latin Language 1


2023 Semester One (1233) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

An introduction to the vocabulary and the grammar of simple sentences in Latin.

Course Overview

Latin 100/100G is a beginner’s course which requires no prior knowledge of the language. In this course students develop a working knowledge of Latin, including principles of word formation and sentence structure. Each week students attend three lectures and one small-group tutorial, and active participation is encouraged in both class formats. Students, from the first weeks of the course, engage in translation accompanied by introductory literary analysis. This course also contextualizes the Latin language historically and culturally through a series of general lectures which outline the times and places in which Latin has been used.

The course is of interest to a wide variety of students, including those in Classics and Ancient History, those interested in the development of languages, and those in fields in which Latin terms and their derivatives are prevalent (e.g. science, medicine and law). The course provides an important foundation for study in Classics and Ancient History, especially the study of Roman antiquity. Students who are successful in Latin 100 may enroll in Latin 101 in semester two, and these two papers together provide a comprehensive introduction to the Latin language.

Course Requirements

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 2: Critical Thinking
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities
Graduate Profile: Bachelor of Arts

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Translate from Latin to English, and vice-versa, using knowledge of grammar and translation skills. (Capability 1.1 and 1.2)
  2. Analyze and interpret Latin sentences, and express this analysis clearly (Capability 2.1, 4.1 and 4.2)
  3. Describe the social and cultural context of Latin works from antiquity. (Capability 3.1)
  4. Explain broadly the significance of the Latin language culturally, linguistically and historically. (Capability 6.2)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Coursework 40% Individual Coursework
Tests 60% Individual Test


Latin 100, Latin 101 and Latin 200 form the Latin Module. 

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, you can expect 3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial, 3 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 3 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience

Attendance is required at scheduled activities, including tutorials, to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities, including tutorials, will not be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events including tutorials.

Attendance on campus is required for the tests.

The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

The required text book for this course is: Wheelock's Latin: The Classic Introductory Latin Course, by Frederic Wheelock (revised by Richard A. LaFleur), published by HarperCollins, 7th edition (2011). 

It is important to purchase the correct (7th) edition of the text, as it has been modified from previous editions. This text is compulsory for both Latin 100 and Latin 101.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

For LATIN 100/G, past student feedback has helped to shape the current assessment and class structure.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website

Well-being always comes first
We all go through tough times during the semester, or see our friends struggling. There is lots of help out there - for more information, look at this Canvas page, which has links to various support services in the University and the wider community.

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 15/10/2022 02:18 p.m.