Spring/Summer Course Guide

Classical Studies

Latin Language and Literature (Division 411)




Spring Half-Term, 1998 (May 5-June 23, 1998)

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Elementary Courses

Two convictions are basic to the Elementary Latin Program of the Department of Classical Studies: (1) it is possible for every able-minded person to master the basic facts of a foreign language and (2) the learning experience leading to such a mastery is a privilege that is very specifically human and ought to be most satisfying. Essential facts of morphology, syntax, semantics, vocabulary, history and culture are taught, and a knowledge of these facts enables students to understand Latin written by the famous authors of the Golden Age. Since at least 50% of the vocabulary of an educated speaker of English is Latin in origin, English vocabulary improves as Latin stems and derivatives are learned. The program normally takes four terms to complete. A placement test may be taken at the beginning or end of a term, and a student may succeed in placing out of one or more courses in the introductory sequence.

In the Elementary Latin Program, the department is offering Latin 504. Latin 101 is for students with little or no previous Latin. A placement examination will determine the appropriate course for other students who enter the elementary sequence. Students with questions about which course to elect are encouraged to visit Professor Knudsvig in 2147 Angell Hall, 764-8297.

504. Intensive Latin. Permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed 102, 193, or 502. (4). (LR).
Intensive Beginning Latin.
This course is designed to provide the student having little or no prior Latin with the skills necessary for reading Classical Latin. It covers the material presented in Latin 101 and 102, using Knudsvig, Seligson, and Craig, LATIN FOR READING. It is primarily intended for graduate students and upperclass undergraduates in fields requiring reading knowledge of Latin. For students seeking to meet a language requirement, successful completion of this course will permit entry into Latin 231. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final. Cost:1 WL:3 (Pennell-Ross)
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Advanced Courses

421/EducationD 421. Teaching of Latin. Junior standing in Latin and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

A workshop-type course designed to provide prospective secondary and college teachers with the skills necessary to analyze structures and texts and to design instructional materials and class presentations. The course will also introduce the students to those aspects of modern linguistic theories that have practical application to teaching and learning Latin. Cost:1 WL:3 (Knudsvig)
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426. Practicum. Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

Permission of the instructor is required to elect Latin 426. Students must submit a plan for a project related to the teaching of Latin. The course is designed for students who wish to continue work begun in Latin 421. Cost:1 WL:3 (Knudsvig)
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Summer Half-Term, 1998 (June 29-August 18, 1998)

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Spring/Summer Term, 1998 (May 5-August 18, 1998)

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