This course meets for 50 minutes a week for a semester and earn 1 semester credit.
Thursdays 8:00–8:50 A.M.
Prerequisite: LATN101 or equivalent
Instructor: Prof. Tom Sienkewicz
Course Goals: to develop listening skills in Latin and to comprehend spoken Latin
Format: The syllabus focuses on the FORUM ROMANUM video series developed by the National Latin Exam. These excellent videos present oral Latin and Roman culture in a T.V. news format.
The course uses these videos in the following way.
A video in the series will be shown to the students in class. They will listen and gain increasing comprehension with the aid of a study guide and questions. After watching the video, they will be given a transcript of the show, which they will read for homework. In the next class they will watch the show again and complete a question sheet (in English or Latin) about the show. The class will end with a showing of the next video in the series.
In addition to the use of the Forum Romanum videos, other activities may include music using spoken Latin (like Mozart's "Requiem") and daily oral dictation exercises.
Work: List of Places Mentioned in Forum Romanum