Latin Courses

 Latin Courses

LATIN I (BT0531) (NCAA approved)
(T0531A) LATIN I A
(T0531B) LATIN I B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

The primary emphasis of Latin I A will be the study of grammar and vocabulary which will provide the students with training in accuracy, application, memory and reasoning. In Latin I-A, students will learn the forms and vocabularies for the common first and second declension nouns, prepositions, Latin sentence structure, adjectives and present and imperfect tense active verbs. The course will stress the correlation between English and Latin and will be a helpful as a preparation for the study of any modern language.

The primary emphasis of Latin I B will be the study of grammar and vocabulary which will provide the students with training in accuracy, application, memory and reasoning. In Latin I-B, students will learn the forms and vocabularies for the common second declension neuter nouns, and the future tense and perfect system of active verbs. Students will begin to read Latin prose, with a focus on the gods of Roman mythology. The course will stress the correlation between English and Latin and will be a helpful as a preparation for the study of any modern language.

LATIN II (BT0532) (NCAA approved)
(T0532A) LATIN II A
(T0532B) LATIN II B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Latin I

In Latin II A students will review the basic skills learned in Latin I and complete the study of Latin nouns and pronouns and will expand their ability to read Latin prose. Students will learn the forms and vocabularies of the third, fourth and fifth declension nouns and all of the common Latin pronouns. Students will read Latin stories concerning the career of the hero Hercules and descriptive paragraphs about Roman farm life and the Roman army. Continued stress will be placed on the correlation between English and Latin vocabulary and structures.

In Latin II B students will learn to apply their grammatical and vocabulary knowledge to the reading of texts written by ancient Roman authors. First, they will learn to use passive verbs and the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, then they will proceed to read the writings of Julius Caesar in the original Latin prose. Furthermore, the students will learn to recite a selection of Latin verse from memory. Continued stress will be placed on the connections between Latin and the ancient world with English and the modern world.

LATIN III (BT0533) (NCAA approved)
(T0533A) LATIN III A
(T0533B) LATIN III B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Latin I and II

In Latin III A students will complete the formal study of Latin grammar and will read short selections of Latin prose. After reviewing the grammar learned in Latin 1 and 2, students will learn the forms and uses of the subjunctive mood of the verb, the range of Latin participles and infinitives, and a selection of minor grammar topics. Continued stress will be placed on the connections between Latin and the ancient world with English and the modern world.

In Latin III B students will apply their knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar to reading the works of Cicero and will become acquainted with the ancient science of Rhetoric. Students will read selections from Cicero’s First Oration Against Catiline, a major masterpiece of world literature. They will learn a variety of Figures of Speech, Syntax and Rhetoric, developed in the ancient world and still used today in many media. Students will then read a selection of Latin prose authors from the 2nd century B.C. to 8th century A.D. Finally, students will apply grammatical and rhetorical knowledge by writing Latin prose.

HONORS LATIN IV - Literature (NCAA approved)
(T0534B) HONORS LATIN IV - LITERATURE
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Latin III

Students will translate, discuss and present research on pieces of authentic classical and medieval texts written in Latin.  Topics will include historical and social events, structure and influence of Roman poetry, and impact of classical and medieval ideas.  Subjects covered will either be Minority religions in the Roman Empire and Survey of Latin poets, or Ancient Science and the Comedy of Plautus.  

HONORS LATIN IV - Reading (NCAA approved) 
(T0534A) HONORS LATIN IV - READING
DETAILS: 1 Trimester 
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12 
PREREQUISITE: Latin III

Students will translate, discuss and present research on pieces of authentic classical and medieval texts written in Latin.  Topics will include historical and social events, structure and influence of Roman poetry, and impact of classical and medieval ideas.  Subjects covered will either be Selections from Vergil and the Fall of Roman Britain, or Selections from Ovid and the Gesta Francorum's account of the First Crusade

HONORS LATIN V - Literature (NCAA approved) 
(T0535B) HONORS LATIN V A - LITERATURE 
DETAILS: 1 Trimester 
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 12 
PREREQUISITE: Latin IV - Literature

Students will translate, discuss and present research on pieces of authentic classical and medieval texts written in Latin.  Topics will include historical and social events, structure and influence of Roman poetry, and impact of classical and medieval ideas.  Subjects covered will either be Minority religions in the Roman Empire and Survey of Latin Poets, or Ancient Science and the Comedy of Plautus.

HONORS LATIN V - Reading (NCAA approved) 
(T0535B) HONORS LATIN V B - READING 
DETAILS: 1 Trimester 
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 12 
PREREQUISITE: Latin IV - Reading

Students will translate, discuss and present research on pieces of authentic classical and medieval texts written in Latin.  Topics will include historical and social events, structure and influence of Roman poetry, and impact of classical and medieval ideas.  Subjects covered will either be Selections from Vergil and the Fall of Roman Britain, or Selections from Ovid and the Gesta Francorum's account of the First Crusade.




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