May 23, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
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LATN 101 - Elementary College Latin 1


3 Credit(s)

Introduction to Latin. Students will learn to read classical Latin passages, many of which will be from authentic Roman writers of the Golden Age of Latin literature. The selections will be a medium by which historical events and social aspects of the period can be examined. The course will introduce the basics of Latin grammar and its influence on the development of the Romance languages. Students will come to appreciate how Latin is alive and well in the extensive etymological roots of English vocabulary. Some time will be spent on deciphering ancient inscriptions as well as recognizing mottos and other uses of Latin in our society. Students will use Sharpley’s Beginner’s Latin text (from the Teach Yourself Language series} with audio cassettes and also Unit I of the Cambridge Latin Course. Every fourth semester.



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