Course Descriptions

Note: York University offers four levels of Latin. For information about courses beyond Elementary Latin, consult the Classical Studies website or visit the Program in Classical Studies, Department of Humanities, 210 Vanier College.

AP/LA 1000 6.0 ELEMENTARY LATIN

INSTRUCTOR: Anne-Marie Lewis, Ross Building S520, 416-736-2100 ext. 66291, amlewis@yorku.ca

PREREQUISITE: None. No previous knowledge of the language is assumed. No one who has completed an upper-level university Latin course may enrol in this course. No one may enrol in this course and an upper-level Latin course simultaneously.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for those who have little or no training in classical Latin. In this course, students acquire the fundamentals of reading Latin through practice with translation, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, composition, and pronunciation. There are daily exercises and drills in class to solidify knowledge of forms and syntax. Upon finishing the course, students are able to go on to the second-year Latin course at York University (AP/LA 2000 6.0).

FORMAT: Three class hours per week.

EVALUATION: TBA

TEXTS: TBA

AP/LA 1010 3.0 WORD POWER: Building Essential English Vocabulary Using Latin and Greek Roots

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

PREREQUISITE: None.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to teach students how to build their vocabulary systematically through the study of Latin and Greek elements in essential English words in a variety of fields and to learn how to use this knowledge in a practical way in their academic courses and later for the advancement of their chosen careers. Emphasis is placed on important Latin and Greek elements used in current scientific, medical, legal, literary, and artistic contexts.

FORMAT: Three class hours per week.

EVALUATION: TBA

TEXTS: TBA