Level One Latin

This course is offered as part of the Summer Latin Program at the Centre for Medieval Studies. For other Summer Courses, see Beginning Latin and Latin Level Two.

Coursework

25 May to 03 July 2020
90 minute sessions
Monday through Friday
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lillian Massey Building, room 310

The instructor will be available regularly for consultation.This course prepares students to sit our Level One exam in September. Readings encompass Latin texts of various periods, countries of origin, and disciplinary interest, with emphasis on close grammatical commentary and analysis, and with some opportunity for supervised translation of sight passages. (Typical texts might include the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth, the Gesta Romanorum, the Vulgate Bible,Apollonius of Tyre, and others of similar difficulty.) With dedication to this course, a student who scored over 50% in the April examination would have a good chance of passing the Level One examination in September. The class presupposes a basic knowledge of the elements of Latin (declensions and conjugations, some vocabulary, and prior exposure to complex syntax) as laid out in an introductory course.

Review Session

12 May to 22 May 2020
Tuesday through Friday
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lillian Massey Building, room 310

Prior to the Level One Latin course we will offer a two-week intensive grammar review open at no extra charge to those who register for the Level One Latin course. We strongly recommend you arrive early for this review if you’re concerned that your grasp of grammar is shaky, or if you receive a score of under 50% on the April Level One Latin exam.

Enrolment Restriction

To register, a minimum mark of 30% on the April Level One Latin Exam is required. A mark below that might indicate you’d be better off in the Beginning Latin course. A mark below 50% suggests you should arrive early for the intensive grammar review as described above.

Further Information