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

Joann Gulizio

Lecturer Ph.D. 2011, University of Texas at Austin

Contact

  • Phone: (512)471-1830
  • Office: WAG 211
  • Campus Mail Code: C3400

LAT 601C • Beginning Latin

33980 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am WAG 10
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This course offers a complete introduction to the elements of Latin for highly motivated students in all disciplines.  The course covers all the material covered in two semesters in the regular first-year sequence of Latin 506-507.  It has proved  especially valuable for graduate students in English literature, comparative literature, or in Romance and other languages, and for undergraduate students with previous experience in the study of foreign languages.

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisite. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.

This course may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective.

Requirements:
Class participation, quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Texts:
Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)

LAT 507 • First-Year Latin II

34010 • Spring 2014
Meets MTWTHF 200pm-300pm WAG 208
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This course is the second half of a two-semester introduction to the basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin.  Translating passages from ancient writers also introduces students to fundamental features of Roman culture. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to reproduce paradigms of all Latin noun, adjective, adverb, and verb forms; to parse and explain the function of Latin words in context; to demonstrate fluency in basic Latin syntax and a growing vocabulary; to master standard pronunciation of Latin; and to translate accurately from Latin into English. In the latter part of the semester, students read selections from the writings of Julius Caesar in the original Latin.

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 by attendance and class participation; quizzes; three midterm exams; and a comprehensive final exam. 

Latin 507 partially fulfills the foreign language requirement. 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. Students who have recently had more than two years of high school Latin, or more than two semesters of college Latin should normally take Latin 311.

Textbooks

Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin, 7th ed. (Harper Collins, 2011).  ISBN 978-0-06-199722-8

English and Irby, A Little Latin Reader, 1st ed. (Oxford: OUP, 2012).  ISBN 978-0-19-984622-1

Groton, Thirty-Eight Latin Stories, 5th ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci 1995).  ISBN 978-0-86516-289-1

Comeau and LaFleur, Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin, 3rd ed. Rev. (Harper Collins, 2005).  ISBN

0-006-095642-9

Tatum, A Caesar Reader, 1st ed. (Bolchazy-Carducci 2012).  ISBN 978-0-86516-696-7

LAT 601C • Beginning Latin

33650 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am WAG 10
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This course offers a complete introduction to the elements of Latin for highly motivated students in all disciplines.  The course covers all the material covered in two semesters in the regular first-year sequence of Latin 506-507.  It has proved  especially valuable for graduate students in English literature, comparative literature, or in Romance and other languages, and for undergraduate students with previous experience in the study of foreign languages.

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisite. Note: This course may not be counted by students offering two or more admission units or any previous college credit in Latin.

This course may be counted as partially fulfilling the foreign language requirement, or the General Culture requirement, or as an elective.

Requirements:
Class participation, quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Texts:
Wheelock, Wheelock's Latin (Harper 6h edition)

LAT 506 • First-Year Latin I

33670 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 200pm-300pm GAR 3.116
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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. 

 

Texts:

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)

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