University Catalog 2005-2006

Latin (LATN)

Modern and Classical Languages

Placement: See Academic Testing section of Admission chapter.

101, 102 Elementary Latin (3:3:0) Must be taken in sequence. Introduction to Latin, including basic grammar, vocabulary, and development of reading skills, and introduction to Roman civilization.

109 Intensive Elementary Latin (6:6:0) Equivalent to LATN 101 and 102 and taught in a single semester. Recommended for students in the minors of classical studies or Latin and for students who want an intensive introduction to Latin. May not be taken for credit in combination with LATN 101 or 102.

201 Intermediate Latin I (3:3:0) Prerequisite: LATN 102 or equivalent. Intensive review of elementary grammar. Introduces more advanced grammatical constructions and patterns of usage, continued development of reading proficiency and vocabulary and readings in Latin literature.

202 Intermediate Latin II (3:3:0) Prerequisite: LATN 201 or equivalent. Study of advanced grammatical constructions, vocabulary, and patterns of usage. Reading of selections from Roman authors of late Republic and early Empire, and study of cultural and political backgrounds.

209 Intensive Intermediate Latin (6:6:2) Equivalent to LATN 201 and 202 and taught in a single semester. May not be taken for credit in combination with LATN 201 or 202.

321 Latin Tutorial (1-3:0:0) Prerequisites: LATN 202 or equivalent and permission of program chair. Latin readings drawn from classical or postclassical literature. Authors or genres selected by instructor in consultation with student. Meetings on tutorial basis. May be repeated once.

351 Roman Prose Literature (3:3:0) Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent. Introduction to a major work of prose, themes and literary qualities. Emphasizes interpretation and stylistic analysis. Concentrates on one complete work; topics, authors vary. May be repeated for credit.

352 Roman Poetry (3:3:0) Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent. Introduction to a major work of poetry and themes, meters, and poetic techniques. Emphasis on interpretation, metrical and stylistic analysis, and poetÕs role in society. Topics and authors vary. May be repeated for credit.

451, 452 Studies in Roman Literature (3:3:0, 3:3:0) Prerequisite: LATN 351/352 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Focus on a single Latin author or literary genre. Approaches subject from a variety of interpretive perspectives and uses secondary literature as well as primary texts. Topics and authors vary. Sequence may be repeated for credit.