Courses

CLA 101-001 ELEMENTARY LATIN, PART 1

(offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the first in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin Language. We will also pay attention to the civilization created by the ancient Romans, its literature, art, history, and political institutions. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CLA 102 ELEMENTARY LATIN, PART 2 

(offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the second in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin Language. We will also pay attention to the civilization created by the ancient Romans, its literature, art, history, and political institutions. Prereq: CLA 101 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CLA 201 INTERMEDIATE LATIN, PART 1

(offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the third in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin language. The course will be dedicated to reading masterpieces of Latin literature throughout the centuries and learning not only about the Latin language and literature, but also about their impact on every part of the Western civilization. Prereq: CLA 102 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CLA 202 INTERMEDIATE LATIN, PART 2

(offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the fourth in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin Language. We will also pay attention to the civilization created by the ancient Romans, its literature, art, history, and political institutions, as well as to its impact on practically every part of the Western world. Prereq: CLA 201 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CLA 211-001 ACCELERATED LATIN 

(offered in Fall and Spring)

A systematic, grammar-focused course leading to basic competency in Latin, aimed at graduate students who need a reading knowledge of the language or anyone eager for a fast, thorough, highly disciplined review or introduction. THIS COURSE PLUS ONE FOLLOW-UP LATIN READING COURSE WILL FULFILL THE UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATE SCHOOL READING KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT. No prerequisite.

CLA 301 LATIN LITERATURE I: LATIN POETRY

Topics: Epic, Lyric, Elegy, Satire, Epigram: Virgil’s Aeneid. Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Catullus. Caesar and Sepulveda (in the conquest of new worlds). Latin epistolography. Latin novel. Cicero’s Pro Archia.

CLA 302 LATIN LITERATURE II: LATIN PROSE

Topics: Speeches, Letters, Histories, The Latin Novel

CLA 501 LATIN COMPOSITION

CLA 521-001 ADVANCED LATIN COMPOSITION AND READING 

(usually offered in the Spring)

This course continues the study of Latin composition, concentrating on the compound sentence, and modes of expression in subordinate clauses. Students will become acquainted with masterpieces of Latin prose from all periods, develop appreciation of various Latin prose styles, and increase their familiarity with the Latin language. The course will be taught in Latin and English. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

CLA 524/624 THE LATIN LITERATURE OF THE REPUBLIC

Topic: Republican Prose; Republican Poetry; Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae. The Catullan corpus.

CLA 525/625 THE LATIN LITERATURE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Topics: Augustan Poetry; Augustan Prose; Flavian Poetry; Flavian Prose; The Satires and Epistles of Horace; The Latin Novel: Petronius and Apuleius. Seneca’s Tragedies.

CLA 591 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE LATIN

(usually offered in the Fall)

An introduction from the basics in how to use Latin as a communicative language. Prereq: knowledge of Latin Grammar and at least Intermediate reading level.

CLA 611 Latin of the Later Roman Empire and Early Middle Ages.

Topics: Survey of Medieval Latin. Latin Epistolography of All Times (Cicero, Pliny, Fronto, Jerome, Abelard and Heloisa, Erasmus, Lipsius).  Suetonius and Einhardus.

CLA 612 Latin from the Later Middle Ages to the Modern World.

Topics: Survey of Humanistic Latin. Cicero’s De re publica and Thomas More’s Utopia. Erasmus’s Laus Stultitiae. Erasmus’s Ciceronianus and Tacitus’s Dialogus de oratoribus. Latin Across the European Continent and Around the World.  Neo-Latin Poetry (Petrarch, Sannazaro, Janus Secundus, Sarbiewski, Carrara, Landívar, Pascoli).
 
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