Elementary Latin II

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The second semester of “Elementary Latin” will complete your introduction to the basic elements of the Latin language. It will emphasize the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The course is open to all students who have completed Signum University’s Elementary Latin I or a comparable introductory course in Introductory Latin at another institution.

START:
May 2, 2016
DURATION:
12 weeks
ID:
LNGB 5302
CREDIT:
3

INSTRUCTORS:

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Faith Acker
Preceptor
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Dr. Philip Walsh
Lecturer

Prerequisite: Elementary Latin I or an equivalent course at another academic institution (subject to instructor approval)

The second semester of “Elementary Latin” will complete your introduction to the basic elements of the Latin language. It will emphasize the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension – in other words, all of the tools necessary to develop a sound reading proficiency in Latin. Last semester, we began reading connected passages and short selections of unaltered Latin; this semester, these readings will become more prominent as our knowledge of Latin advances. You will not be expected to speak Latin, but you should have at this point a good classical pronunciation and know where to place important accents.

Nōn scholae, sed vītae discimus – We learn not for school, but for life!

Several practical advantages accrue from the study of classical languages. Introductory knowledge of Latin, for example, increases knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar, which is invaluable no matter what academic or professional field you pursue. Familiarity with Latin also facilitates the learning of the Romance languages, which are descended from it. Most importantly, however, the study of Latin reinforces the importance of close reading, patience, and intellectual discipline. You will learn to manage complexity, to persevere in the face of the unknown, and to love learning for its own sake. 

This class features pre-recorded lectures from Dr. Philip Walsh. Credit students will also attend live one-hour preceptor sessions twice per week. Students will be expected to watch the assigned lectures (about 45 minutes each) before each preceptor session. The time of these sessions will be determined when the scheduling needs of the students are known.

Course Schedule

Students will watch lectures for Latin I on their own each week and attend a twice-weekly preceptor session. During the semester students will work through Wheelock chapters 22 – 40.

Week One

  • Intrōductiō and Wheelock Chapter XXII
  • Wheelock Caput XXIII

Week Two

  • Wheelock Caput XXIV
  • Wheelock Caput XXV

Week Three

  • Wheelock Caput XXVI
  • Wheelock Caput XXVII

Quiz #1

Week Four

  • Wheelock Caput XXVIII
  • Wheelock Caput XXIX

Quiz #2

Week Five

  • Wheelock Caput XXX
  • Wheelock Caput XXXI

Quiz #3

Week Six

  • Wheelock Caput XXXII
  • Review, Capita XXI-XXXII

Weekend Mid-Term Test

Week Seven

  • Wheelock Caput XXXIII
  • Wheelock Caput XXXIV

Week Eight

  • Wheelock Caput XXXV
  • Wheelock Caput XXXVI

Quiz #4

Week Nine

  • Wheelock Caput XXXVII
  • Wheelock Caput XXXVIII

Quiz #5

Week Ten

  • Wheelock Caput XXXIX
  • Wheelock Caput XL

Quiz #6

Week Eleven

  • Review, Wheelock Capita XXXII-XL

Final Exam

*caput is Latin for chapter

Required Texts

Purchasing the course texts through the link below helps Signum University at no additional cost to you.

  1. Wheelock’s Latin, 7th edition – F.M. Wheelock
  2. English Grammar for Students of Latin, 3rd edition – N.W. Goldman

Course History

This course has been offered in the following semesters.

Elementary Latin II Offerings
Semester Preceptor(s)
Summer 2016 Dr. Faith Acker
Summer 2013 Dr. Carol Leibiger
Fall 2012 Dr. Faith Acker, Dr. Carol Leibiger
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