Colin W Yarbrough
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LAT 506 • First-Year Latin I
MTWTHF 1000am-1100am SZB 380
This course is an introduction to Latin, the language of ancient Rome and famous writers like Caesar, Cicero, Vergil, and St. Augustine. Latin is also an excellent way to improve your command of other languages: Latin is the source of over 60% of English vocabulary, and also the ancestor of all the “Romance” languages of Europe, including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Latin 506 introduces basic grammar and vocabulary in an interesting and challenging format, through reading selections from a wide range of Roman authors and exploring aspects of Roman life and culture. By the end of the semester, students are reading excerpts from famous works and ready to continue into Latin 507.
The course covers chapters 1-27 of Wheelock’s Latin and also selected readings from 38 Latin Stories. There will be daily assignments, regular quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.
Prerequisites: None. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.
Latin 506 may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective.
Requirements: Class participation, homework, quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.
Students earning a C or better may advance to Latin 507: First-Year Latin II, where they will read selections from Caesar and other authors.
Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)
Groton & May, 38 Latin Stories (Bolchazy)
Corneau & LeFleur, Workbook to Wheelock's Latin (Harper) optional
Goldman & Szymanski, English Grammar for Students of Latin (Olivia & Hill) (optional)
LAT S312K • Intermediate Latin II
MTWTHF 1000am-1130am WEL 3.260
This course is the sequel to Latin 311. It introduces students to formal Latin prose style through the writings of the great Roman statesman, lawyer, orator, and philosopher Cicero. As a in the waning days of the Roman Republic, Cicero gives us fascinating insights into a critical and tumultuous period in world history and literature. Readings include selections from the “Dream of Scipio” and Cicero’s famous speech against the rebel Catiline, the First Catilinarian Oration.
Grades are based on participation, written exercises, weekly tests, and a final exam.
Prerequisite: Latin 311 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or consent of the instructor. This course can be counted as fulfilling the foreign language requirement, and as an elective or towards a minor in some programs.
Students earning a C or better may advance to LAT 322 Advanced Latin.