Thursdays, 1 credit, WH 114
Prerequisite: LATN101 or equivalent
Instructor: Prof. Vicki Wine (Office WH 14, x2166)
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.
The following schedule suggests an approximation of what the course will cover each week.
Week 1, January 20
Orations; Forum Romanum 1; music
Week 2, January 27
Forum Romanum 1 again; music
Week 3, February 3
Forum Romanum 1 final; music; Forum Romanum 2
Week 4, February 10
Forum Romanum 2 again; music/ Quis, Quid, Quot, Quo
Week 5, February 17
Forum Romanum 2 final; music or--; Forum Romanum 3
Week 6, February 24
Forum Romanum 3 again; music or--
Week 7, March 3
Forum Romanum 3 final; music or--; Forum Romanum 4
Week 8, March 17
Forum Romanum 4 again; music or--
Week 9, March 24
Forum Romanum 4 final; music or--; Forum Romanum 5
Week 10, March 31
Forum Romanum 5 again; music or--
Week 11, April 7
Forum Romanum 5 final; music or--; Forum Romanum 6
Week 12, April 14
Forum Romanum 6 again; music or--
Week 13, April 21
Forum Romanum 6 final; music or--; Forum Romanum 7
Week 14, April 28
Forum Romanum 7 again; music or--
Week 15, May 3
Speeches; Forum Romanum 7 final; music?
I would like each student to select his or her choice of material to purchase. The student will specialize in this area and be tested on the final accordingly.
DVD of Forum Romanum ($39.95; Contains all 24 programs and scripts)
Quis me amat? ($9.95)
Quid edam? ($9.95)
Quot animalia? ($9.95)
Quo colore est? ($9.95)
The four books above may be purchased as a series with a CD.
Rome’s Golden Poets CD ($30.00)
Vergil’s Dido and Mimus Magicus CD ($30.00)