Latin 507: First Year Introductory Latin II
This course is the second half of a year-long introduction to the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin. Translating sentences and longer passages of Latin also introduces students to fundamental features of Roman culture; and by the end of the semester, students are reading selected writings by Julius Caesar in the original Latin. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to reproduce paradigms of all Latin noun, adjective, adverb, and verb forms; able to parse and explain the function of Latin words in context; have demonstrable fluency in basic Latin syntax and a growing vocabulary; and able to translate accurately from Latin into English. Students are also expected to master basic pronunciation of Latin words.
Class time will be devoted to the introduction of new material, reviewing assigned homework, and practice exercises. Students should expect daily homework assignments and regular quizzes, both announced and unannounced. Final grades will be determined byattendance and in-class participation; quizzes; three midterm exams; and a comprehensive final exam. A grade of C or higher is required to advance to Latin 311.
The completion of Latin 506 with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for Latin 507. Latin 507 partially fulfills the foreign language requirement and may also be counted towards the General Culture requirement. It may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.