LATN 200-1 Directed Readings:

Fall, MMXV
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

The general aim of this course is to improve your Latin reading and comprehension skills and to expose you to a variety of texts in Latin. The specific goal of the course this semester is to read the lectiones from Disce!.

Class will meet once a week for about 100 minutes for the first half semester. During this time we will translate, discuss and interpret the assigned readings. You are expected to come prepared to every class. Preparation means review of the reading from last class and work on the reading for the next class.

You are expected to complete a Latin composition, an assignment on meter (when appropriate) and a mid-course evaluation. Failure to complete any of these assignments may significantly affect your grade in the course.

Your course grade will be based upon your daily class performance and upon an ORAL final examination. You can request a verbal evaluation of your performance at any time during the term. In general, you will be graded in this course based upon the "3 P's" of PREPARATION, PARTICIPATION, and PROGRESS.

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Students are advised not to purchase used textbooks with writing in them.
DISCE! Vol. 2
by Kenneth Kitchell and Thomas J. Sienkewicz
  • Paperback: 2010
  • Publisher: Pearson)
  • Language: Latin
  • ISBN13: 978-0205835713
    ISBN10: 0205835716
 You need only Vol. 2.

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