LAT 106 Foundational Intensive Latin

Professor: C. Callanan/K. Hahnemann

CRN: 91759 Distribution: D

Time: M W F 11:40 am - 12:40 pm LC 210

Tu 11:40 am - 12:40 pm LC 118

Th 11:40 am - 12:40 pm OLIN 308

Tu Th 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm LC 210

In this team-taught course, students with little or no prior knowledge of Latin learn both to read Latin and to use the language actively. Latin will be spoken as much as possible in class (explanations will be given in English). Materials consist as soon and as far as possible of unchanged Latin texts (not artificial sentences), including poetry and songs, and of drills, exercises and grammatical explanations (in English) provided by the instructors. The three areas of concentration: generating, reading and performing the language, will be emphasized alone or in various combinations during individual classes, so that successive classes or classes on successive days will look and feel quite different. Latin will be learned in so far as possible as a living language (Latinitas viva!), much the way any other foreign language is learned, not be rote memorization of tables of forms. The experience will result in the dramatic production by the students of part of a Roman comedy. By the end of the semester, students should also be able to deal on their own (with the help of a dictionary) with most Latin texts and to hold their own in conversation. Eight credits.

LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I

Professor: K. Hahnemann

CRN: 91760 Distribution: D

Time: M W F 9:00 am - 10:15 am OLIN 310

An introduction to the literature and culture of the Roman Republic. Readings will include both poetry and prose and will also provide an introduction to colloquial latin and the opportunity to practice it in class. The course is open to students with one year of college Latin or the equivalent. Students with High School Latin are certainly welcome and should see the instructor about placement.