Elementary Latin

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary Latin

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Latin

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LATI 103 or a required standard in Latin

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A study of Latin, assuming basic reading skills, with emphasis on the reading of selected texts.

    Learning Objectives
    Learning Latin and gaining fluency is a cumulative process. Each step builds on the previous one
    and is increased through preparation and practice. Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1. demonstrate knowledge of Latin vocabulary, morphology and syntax;
    2. read and translate Latin passages into English;
    3. identify and discuss linguistic concepts for Latin; and
    4. appreciate the general historical context of Rome in the 1st century BCE to CE just before and
    during the principate of Augustus.

    four 20-25 minute tests- 48%
    take-home assignments- 12%
    2-hour final examination- 40%

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