AP/LA 1000 6.00
This course is designed for those who have little or no training in Latin. No knowledge of the language is assumed. The course focuses on the acquisition of reading skills and the fundamentals of the Latin language: vocabulary, morphology (forms), and syntax. Students will also gain practice in translation, listening, pronouncing, and some composition; an introduction to Roman culture; and a better understanding of the English language through Latin cognates and comparison of syntactical structures. The course uses the so-called restored Pronunciation of Latin. After the course, students may move to the intermediate 2000-level Latin course and then on to the advanced 3000-level and 4000-level Latin courses at York.