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.
There will be 2 one-hour prerecorded lectures per week, with two weekly discussion sessions as assigned. During the semester students will work through Wheelock chapters 22 – 40.
- Intrōductiō and Wheelock Chapter XXII
- Wheelock Caput XXIII
- Wheelock Caput XXIV
- Wheelock Caput XXV
- Wheelock Caput XXVI
- Wheelock Caput XXVII
- Wheelock Caput XXVIII
- Wheelock Caput XXIX
- Wheelock Caput XXX
- Wheelock Caput XXXI
- Wheelock Caput XXXII
- Review, Capita XXI-XXXII
Weekend Mid-Term Test
- Wheelock Caput XXXIII
- Wheelock Caput XXXIV
- Wheelock Caput XXXV
- Wheelock Caput XXXVI
- Wheelock Caput XXXVII
- Wheelock Caput XXXVIII
- Wheelock Caput XXXIX
- Wheelock Caput XL
- Review, Wheelock Capita XXXII-XL
*caput is Latin for chapter
Purchasing the course texts through the link below helps Signum University at no additional cost to you.
- Wheelock’s Latin, 7th edition – F.M. Wheelock
- English Grammar for Students of Latin, 3rd edition – N.W. Goldman
This course has been offered in the following semesters.
|Fall 2017||Dr. Faith Acker|
|Summer 2016||Dr. Faith Acker|
|Summer 2013||Dr. Carol Leibiger|
|Fall 2012||Dr. Faith Acker, Dr. Carol Leibiger|
Course artwork was created by Alicia Fox-Lenz.