Jaime L Volker
Intensive introduction to classical Latin. Not accepted as upper-division credit toward a major in Latin or classics. Does not satisfy foreign language proficiency requirement. Cannot be taken for credit if LATIN 101 already taken. Offered: W.
This course covers the first sixteen chapters of Shelmerdine's Introduction to Latin. Students will learn basic Latin grammar and syntax, develop a command of Latin's vocabulary, and practice the skills needed to read Latin effectively. This course also devotes some time to exploring ancient Roman culture through its language and literature.
Please note that enrolling in Latin 300 does not mean that you are automatically enrolled in 301.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning through regular, active participation in class time. Lecture is limited to covering necessary information and filling in gaps left over from our collaborative review of the material assigned.
Class assignments and grading
Daily homework will consist of a mix of translating individual sentences and passages from Latin into English, as well as some composition into Latin. Occasionally, students will receive group assignments and will be expected to meet with their group outside of class to complete these assignments.
Grades are based on student participation, vocabulary preparation, homework quizzes, a midterm exam, and a cumulative final exam.