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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2006

LAT 506Q • Accelerated First-Year Latin

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33075 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 10
Doig

Course Description

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites; LAT 506Q may be used as part of the language requirement, as an elective, or as part of the Area D requirement. The course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin. The course includes all the material covered in two semesters in the regular LAT 506-507 sequence and is geared towards both graduate students and undergraduates who have a keen interest in languages and are willing to devote the time and energy needed to complete the course work. In order to advance to the intermediate Latin class (LAT 311) you need to receive a grade of C or higher. Students taking LAT 506Q Pass-Fail cannot be admitted to LAT 311 without the instructor's approval. The prerequisite for LAT 511 (accelerated intermediate class) is a grade of A in LAT 506Q. Description: This course is designed for serious students who wish to acquire, rapidly and thoroughly, a mastery of Latin Grammar and Syntax, and an ability to read the authors of their choice, from playwrights of the 3rd Century B.C.to scholars of the 19th Century writing disserations on Marine Biology. The reading in the texts are taken from the major Classical Prose Authors such as Cicero, Casar, Livy, Tacitus, and Pliny, but selections from the poets Catullus, Vergil, Ovid and Martial will also be included in the course. Grading: There will be 7 regular quizzes, of which the worst of the first six will be dropped. These will account for 90% of the course grade. The ramining 10% will be accounted for by 2 of 3 pop tests.

Texts

L.A. Wilding, Latin Course for Schools, parts 1-3 Class Poetry Handouts

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