NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
LAT 101-102 – ELEMENTARY LATIN I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)
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.
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.
The development of the awareness of cultural patterns,
including historical developments, and contributions to the arts and sciences.