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

Spring 2007

LAT 506 • First-Year Latin

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32315 to 32325 Multiple Sections

Course Description

Latin is one of the basic languages to learn for better command of English; over 65% of the English vocabulary is based on Latin. Latin 506 acquaints the student with the principal forms and structures of Latin in an interesting and challenging manner. The aim is to proceed to the reading of connected Latin passages as soon as possible and to learn about the culture of the Roman people. There will be daily assignments from the text, chapters 1-27. Passages from 38 Latin Stories and Hillard and Botting will complement the chapters in Wheelock. Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. The course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin. Latin 506 may be used as part of the foreign language requirement, as an elective, or as part of the Area D requirement. Requirements: Class participation (20%), quizzes (30%), hour tests and final exam (50%)

Texts

Wheelock.Wheelock's Latin Grammar (4th ed. revised) Groton & May. 38 Latin Stories Hillard & Botting. Elementary Latin Translation Book Comeau. Workbook to Accompany Wheelock's Latin Grammar (optional) Bennett. New Latin Grammar (optional) Goldman & Szymanski. English Grammar for Students of Latin (optional)

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