Course: Latin I

V Latin I • Offering for 2017 • Grade 7 or above • Latin Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Susan L. Dennis
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Monday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM ET • Wednesday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM ET
Enrollment Policy: Midyear Transfer Allowed
Tuition: $475.00
Section 2 Instructor: Susan L. Dennis
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Monday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Midyear Transfer Allowed
Tuition: $475.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Latin I website.
* Description
Latin I and Latin II together provide the elements of the language in a disciplined context, with an emphasis on mastery of inflections and syntactical constructions, using Frederic Wheelock's Wheelock's Latin Grammar. The first year covers the first twenty chapters of the book.
* Meetings
This course meets 2 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Latin I is a recitation course, requiring constant participation by the students. We work on form mastery, translation from Latin into English and from English into Latin. The amount of time this will require for a given student will vary considerably, but it would be reasonable to expect it to require at least an hour a day outside of class, reading the text, working through exercises, taking quizzes, and outlining questions to ask in class.
* Prerequisites
None.
* Recommended background
Strong language skills are helpful, but the course will certainly provide the necessary grounding.
* Instructor's Notes
Beginning both Greek and Latin simultaneously is not generally recommended; if you want to do so, please contact the instructors for some further discussion.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition (Edition: 7)
Wheelock Frederick M., LaFleur Richard A.
This text is required.
ISBN: 0061997226
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Workbook for Wheelock's Latin, 3rd Edition, Revised (Paperback) (Edition: 3)
Paul T. Comeau, Richard A. LaFleur
This text is required.
ISBN: 0060956429
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Students must have a new, entirely unmarked copy of this workbook for their own personal use.
* A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock's Latin: Newly Revised for Wheelock's 6th Edition
Dale A. Grote
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 086516486X
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Optional: Dr. Grote's extended descriptions and notes on Wheelock's Latin have been out there for many years now, and many students find his clear and thorough explanations a useful supplement to the basic textbook.
* Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock's Latin
Richard A. LaFleur, Brad Tillery
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0865165572
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Optional: the real benefits of making vocabulary cards for yourself may be outweighed by the possibility that you simply won't do so. If that's likely, you may want to invest in these.


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