Spring 1988

NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

LAT 101-102 ELEMENTARY LATIN I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)



COURSE DESCRIPTION

Teaches Latin grammar and composition. Introduces the translation of Latin literature, with special selections from Caesar and other writers. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

Elementary Latin, a basic introductory course, places emphasis on the development of reading proficiency and the acquisition of vocabulary. Students learn to function in the language within a limited context of vocabulary and structures. This course includes a general introduction to classical and medieval literature.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY

Functional fluency in English. It is suggested that the students be qualified for English 111.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The development of the ability to read Latin and an introduction to reading selections in rearrangements and recombination of words and expressions already encountered.

The development of the ability to write accurately what the student has learned to read.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

The student will learn the structure of the Latin language in a prescribed sequence beginning with the simplest structures and working toward the more complex. Students learn to correct Latin pronunciation.

Topics and situations to be covered may include selected readings from Roman, Medieval and Humanistic Latin.

OPTIONAL TOPICS

The development of the awareness of cultural patterns, including historical developments, and contributions to the arts and sciences.