Diploma of Classical Languages

Duration

3-years

Study Mode

Part-time

Attendance

Face-to-face, Toongabbie campus

Structure

8 units (48 credit points)

Tuition

Start Dates

28 February 2022

01 August 2022

The Diploma of Classical Languages provides the opportunity to learn the languages in which the Western Tradition was originally articulated and expressed. Ancient languages are essential to our understanding of history and ability to read classic literary texts in their original languages. Most importantly, their study leads us to an understanding of a society’s worldview, which in turn leads to a better understanding of our own contemporary languages and cultures.

Classical Latin and Classical Greek are far from being ‘dead languages’. In fact, they are very much alive in our modern languages, concepts and culture. The study of classical languages enables students to develop a variety of intellectual and practical skills. For example:

  • how to learn from and appreciate the value of foreign languages and remote cultures;
  • how to engage critically with texts and ideas which stand at the beginning of longstanding literary, philosophical and historiographical traditions, and problematize them;
  • how to analyse and question time-honoured beliefs, axioms and theories, and identify the origins and trace the genealogies of modern concepts; and
  • how to articulate, communicate, and defend one’s own ideas by gaining mastery of the ancient art of rhetoric.

 

All students commence with introductory units in both Classical Latin and Classical Greek. This will give students the opportunity to appreciate the relation between the two languages, the differences and similarities characterising their underlying cultures, and the way they influenced their respective development.

Students can then specialise in either language and should have a 6:2 split between units in each language i.e. either 6 Latin units + 2 Greek units, or 6 Greek units + 2 Latin units.

 

Guidelines

Each unit at Campion College is worth 6 credit points. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 48 credit points (8 units) to meet the minimum requirements for the qualification.

Students must complete Level 100 units in both Classical Latin and Classical Greek before specialising in one of these languages. Indicative course outlines are shown below.

Indicative sequence for students specialising in Latin

* Students may have the opportunity substitute one of the Level 300 units above with LAN305: The Eternal City from Paganism to Christianity. This unit is based on field learning as it includes excursions to relevant sites of historical significance and is delivered in intensive mode over a three week period in Rome. Campion’s Rome School runs every two years, subject to demand.

Indicative sequence for students specialising in Greek

The Diploma of Classical Languages can only be undertaken on a part-time basis (i.e. no more no more than two classical-language units of study may be undertaken in a single semester). It is designed to be undertaken concurrently with – or after the completion of – Campion’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts or a similar degree at another institution.

If you are currently enrolled at Campion, please speak to the Dean of Studies about admission.

If you are applying to study at Campion in the future, please click here to complete the application form. You may indicate your intention to complete the Diploma of Classical Languages alongside the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts or on its own if you have already completed a similar degree elsewhere. You will also need to upload a written statement and undertake an interview with our academic staff as part of the admission process.

Click here to learn more about admission.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

The expected educational outcomes of a Campion education are reflected in the following Graduate Attributes:

  • The capacity to think logically, to critically analyse situations and find responsible solutions to problems;
  • an advanced understanding of the way society has developed and the critical strands of human thinking and activity which have shaped and continue to shape Western culture;
  • an integrated grasp of reality which will serve as the basis of lifelong learning;
  • the ability to adapt to a wide variety of employment and career opportunities because of enhanced and developed generic attitudes such as independence of thought, critical evaluation, research abilities, and communication skills;
  • a well-rounded appreciation of the world in which he or she lives, together with a strong sense of purpose;
  • a commitment to truth, including moral truth, as a sure basis for character development; and
  • advanced writing and presentation skills.

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Orientation Week.

You do not need to wait to complete your current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript. Individuals who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply well before the scholarship application deadline in order to finalise their enrolment before submitting scholarship applications.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Diploma of Classical Languages, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au

The Diploma of Classical Languages provides the opportunity to learn the languages in which the Western Tradition was originally articulated and expressed. Ancient languages are essential to our understanding of history and ability to read classic literary texts in their original languages. Most importantly, their study leads us to an understanding of a society's worldview, which in turn leads to a better understanding of our own contemporary languages and cultures. Classical Latin and Classical Greek are far from being ‘dead languages’. In fact, they are very much alive in our modern languages, concepts and culture. The study of classical languages enables students to develop a variety of intellectual and practical skills. For example:
  • how to learn from and appreciate the value of foreign languages and remote cultures;
  • how to engage critically with texts and ideas which stand at the beginning of longstanding literary, philosophical and historiographical traditions, and problematize them;
  • how to analyse and question time-honoured beliefs, axioms and theories, and identify the origins and trace the genealogies of modern concepts; and
  • how to articulate, communicate, and defend one’s own ideas by gaining mastery of the ancient art of rhetoric.
 

All students commence with introductory units in both Classical Latin and Classical Greek. This will give students the opportunity to appreciate the relation between the two languages, the differences and similarities characterising their underlying cultures, and the way they influenced their respective development.

Students can then specialise in either language and should have a 6:2 split between units in each language i.e. either 6 Latin units + 2 Greek units, or 6 Greek units + 2 Latin units.

 

Guidelines

Each unit at Campion College is worth 6 credit points. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 48 credit points (8 units) to meet the minimum requirements for the qualification.

Students must complete Level 100 units in both Classical Latin and Classical Greek before specialising in one of these languages. Indicative course outlines are shown below.

Indicative sequence for students specialising in Latin

* Students may have the opportunity substitute one of the Level 300 units above with LAN305: The Eternal City from Paganism to Christianity. This unit is based on field learning as it includes excursions to relevant sites of historical significance and is delivered in intensive mode over a three week period in Rome. Campion’s Rome School runs every two years, subject to demand.

Indicative sequence for students specialising in Greek

The Diploma of Classical Languages can only be undertaken on a part-time basis (i.e. no more no more than two classical-language units of study may be undertaken in a single semester). It is designed to be undertaken concurrently with – or after the completion of – Campion’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts or a similar degree at another institution.

If you are currently enrolled at Campion, please speak to the Dean of Studies about admission.

If you are applying to study at Campion in the future, please click here to complete the application form. You may indicate your intention to complete the Diploma of Classical Languages alongside the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts or on its own if you have already completed a similar degree elsewhere. You will also need to upload a written statement and undertake an interview with our academic staff as part of the admission process.

Click here to learn more about admission.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

The expected educational outcomes of a Campion education are reflected in the following Graduate Attributes:

  • The capacity to think logically, to critically analyse situations and find responsible solutions to problems;
  • an advanced understanding of the way society has developed and the critical strands of human thinking and activity which have shaped and continue to shape Western culture;
  • an integrated grasp of reality which will serve as the basis of lifelong learning;
  • the ability to adapt to a wide variety of employment and career opportunities because of enhanced and developed generic attitudes such as independence of thought, critical evaluation, research abilities, and communication skills;
  • a well-rounded appreciation of the world in which he or she lives, together with a strong sense of purpose;
  • a commitment to truth, including moral truth, as a sure basis for character development; and
  • advanced writing and presentation skills.

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Orientation Week.

You do not need to wait to complete your current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript. Individuals who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply well before the scholarship application deadline in order to finalise their enrolment before submitting scholarship applications.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Diploma of Classical Languages, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au