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Foreign Language

Latin Program

LAT 101 Beginning Latin I 4 cr. Introduction to the grammar and language of the Roman Empire with emphasis on Latinate words surviving into English. Throughout, students will be exposed to snippets from real Latin authors, e.g. Caesar, Vergil, Cicero, Ovid.

LAT 102 Beginning Latin II 4 cr. A continuation of Latin 101 with an introduction to more advanced grammar topics such as the subjunctive, indirect discourse, conditional sentences, and the supine. Increasingly more advanced literary texts are also introduced.

LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 4 cr. A continuation of Latin 102 with primary focus on reading prose. Reading selections will come from Caesar's "Gallic Wars", Cicero's "Pro Caelio", Augustus' "Res Gestae", Suetonius' "The Twelve Caesars", and portions of Jerome's Vulgate Bible. Prerequisite: Latin 102

LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II 4 cr. To continue in the reading of original Latin prose authors such as Cicero, Caesar, Tacitus, and Suetonius as well as to explore the works of various poets such as Vergil, Horace, and Catullus. A final portion of the class will offer an overview of the development of the Latin language into the Romance languages.

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