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FLL101: Latin I M (2010-2011)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Foreign Language Program
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011

Major Concepts/Content: The Latin I course is designed to provide students with basic elements and structures of the Latin language. In a highly inflected language like Latin, knowledge of forms and syntax is essential for effective reading. In addition to presenting the structure of the language, basic requirements of a first year course are to emphasize the influence of Latin on other languages and to show the development of the culture and civilization of Rome. This is done through a study of architecture, family life, education, food and eating habits, clothing, medicine, baths and water supplies, the army, entertainment, law, government, and religion.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided that enable students to master the structure of the Latin language and to make comparisons between the Roman and our own cultures and civilizations. Students will read and write elements and syntax of Latin, translate, examine the influence of Latin on other languages, present oral and written reports, visit museums and exploit the immediate regional resources of Roman civilization.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of vocabulary quizzes and end-of-chapter tests to assess student achievement of content objectives. Furthermore, there will be written and oral reports and student projects, especially in the field of Roman culture and civilization.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Latin I course, students should be able to:

  • Use a basic set of vocabulary items and grammatical structures.
  • Read and translate short texts.
  • Understand Roman culture and civilization.
  • Appreciate and discuss the effects and the relevance of Latin language and Roman culture

Compared to our own language and culture.