LATIN 2207

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Despite the tendency to construe analogies between Latin and mathematics, logic, and word games, Latin remains what it has always been: a language. This means that one cannot lay claim to a sufficient mastery of Latin qua language until one has acquired some oral skills. At the same time, unlike a modern language, the goal of spoken Latin is not conversational fluency. Rather, by formulating one's own thoughts into Latin and expressing them in real human-to-human interaction allows one to experience the unique structural, grammatical, and syntactical features of the language actively and not just passively. This will in turn enhance reading comprehension. Thus this course will always draw inspiration from real authors and real texts, including Plautus, Cicero, Jerome, Erasmus, and many others.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: One year of college-level Latin or its equivalent.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies Option 1.   

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15997LATIN 2207  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: One year of college-level Latin or its equivalent.