CLAS 101 L (Latin 1)
COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
In this basic introduction to the Latin language, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic proficiency in pronunciation and accentuation of Latin, through repetitive drills, recitation of paradigms, and reading of sentences and small paragraphs in Latin. The student will become aware of the great differences between the simple and straightforward pronunciation of Latin and the more complicated practices of the modern descendants of Latin.
2. Reading Development: Through translation of Latin sentences and short paragraphs into English, the student will develop basic analytical skills in grammatical analysis, sentence structure (coordination, subordination), and the elements of style. The student will translate simple and compound sentences and short paragraphs.
3. Writing: Through translation of simple English sentences into Latin, the student will develop basic analytical and synthetic skills in grammatical analysis, sentence structure (coordination, subordination), and the elements of style.
4. Speaking: Engage in some simple conversational formulae, including greetings and farewells, mottos, etc.. It is not expected that the student will have proficiency beyond simple standard formulae presented in the classroom.
5. Morphology and Grammar: Acquire basic grammatical knowledge of declarative and imperative constructions. Make basic comparisons between the grammar and usage of the Latin Language and the grammar and usage of the English language. This includes the acquisition of an analytical vocabulary for the discussion of morphology and syntax. The student will become proficient with:
5. Engage in basic analysis of both Latin and English words, with a focus on diction, cognate words and etymology, as well as some basic familiarity with some linguistic concepts, such as prefixes, suffixes, infixes, etc.
6. Begin to develop an appreciation of features of Roman culture through the reading and analysis of representative sentences and paragraphs containing material of cultural significance, as well as vocabulary study of culturally revealing words and phrases. Both similarities to modern culture and essential differences will be examined. There will be short student reports and presentations.
7. Memory Development: The student will increase memory skills through the acquisition of paradigms and vocabulary (some 500+ basic words).
Standards for Classical Language Learning (American Philological Association/American Classical League) [.pdf format]
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1. GRADED ELEMENTS in the course:
2. UNGRADED ELEMENTS:
Workbook Assignments: Every third class meeting, after the current lesson has been completed, each student fills out a series of exercises in a workbook which accompanies the textbook. These exercises serve two purposes:
Feedback from quizzes and exams, where common mistakes are discussed and demonstrated by the Instructor..
There is no formal Assessment Instrument (survey).
PROGRAM ASSESSMENT (Classics Minor):
DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT PLAN:
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO): Students will be able to:
Assessment is conducted principally through the Midterm Exam and the Final Examination. The Final Examination is comprehensive. There are embedded questions which assess:
John Paul Adams, CSUN