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An introduction to Latin grammar and to reading Latin, following on from CLAS144.
This course builds upon the knowledge of Latin and the skills that students have acquired in CLAS144. In class students will continue their study of the language and prepare to read unadapted Latin texts, for example in stage 2 and 3 Latin classes and beyond. There is no “conversational” component to this class. Although Latin is commonly referred to as a dead language, in fact it lives on in English and the Romance languages, and it remains the official written and spoken language of the Vatican and the Catholic Church. In the sciences Latin informs technical terminology (for example, botanical names or anatomical parts) and the Romans, who spoke this language, have shaped much of the ways in which we think today.Each class session will consist partly of lecture and partly of exercises and translation. Students will participate in the class by providing answers to and analysis of prepared exercises or longer translations. We will also work on new exercises or translate previously unseen Latin as a group in an atmosphere that is supportive and constructive. Class participation is highly recommended. Students who consistently attend classes usually gain much confidence, and develop the ability to share their individual insight and work with others towards a common goal.PLEASE NOTE: This course is also offered online/blended and under the STAR programme for secondary school students. Please contact the Course Coordinator/s.
By the end of the course students will have acquired: a holistic grasp of Latin language an increased knowledge and awareness of English grammar and vocabulary disciplined study habits, confidence based on this habits and ability to work with others greater skills in analytical thinking and linguistic flexibility
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
CLAS144. Students without this prerequisite but with previous experience in the language may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Wheelock, Frederic M. , LaFleur, Richard A;
Comeau, Paul T. , LaFleur, Richard A., Wheelock, Frederic M;
Workbook for Wheelock's Latin;
3rd ed. rev;
PLEASE NOTE: This course is also offered online/blended and under the STAR programme for secondary school students. Please contact the Course Coordinator.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.