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Latin (LATIN)

LATIN 102 Advanced Latin (4) Advanced study of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

LATIN 102 Advanced Latin (4)

LATIN 102 continues from LATIN 101, which is a prerequisite for enrollment. Students who have taken at least three years of high school Latin may qualify to enroll in the course if they have performed well on either a Latin A.P. exam (minimum grade of 3) or a placement exam set by the instructor. LATIN 102 pursues the advanced study of the forms of syntax of classical Latin, the literary dialect spoken and written by Romans from the first century BCE to the second century CE. This is the language that the classical Roman authors wrote, poets such as Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Lucan, and Seneca and prose writers such as Caesar, Sallust, Cicero, Livy, Petronius, Tacitus, and Suetonius. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the grammatical rules to read and write complex sentences in Latin. The course consists of short weekly presentations of new grammatical and lexical content, vocabulary to be memorized, drills to practice forms and concepts, exercises in reading sentences, homework assignments translating sentences from Latin into English and English into Latin, and regular quizzes and tests to ensure retention and comprehension of material. The goal of the course in the second semester is for students to be able to read longer passages of continuous Latin prose that has not been adapted. The course focuses on reading, translating, and writing rather than speaking, although students will be expected to be able to read Latin aloud with correct pronunciation. LATIN 102 will also continue to introduce students to Roman civilization and prepares students to take a 400-level course in Latin.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: LATIN 101 or evidence of advanced placement through a Latin A.P. exam (minimum grade of 3) or a placement exam set by the instructor

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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