SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 11:33:11 PMLATIN 1 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  LATIN 1Title:  ELEMENTARY LATIN-1  
Full Title:  Elementary Latin-Part 1
Last Reviewed:8/1/1981

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Fluent speech with accurate pronunciation, correct oral and written grammatical and idiomatic sentence structure and essays illustrating control of linguistic and cultural principles.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fluent speech with accurate pronunciation, with correct oral & written grammatical & idiomatic sentence structure & essays illustrating control of linguistic & cultural principles.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Summer 2011
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1990Summer 2011
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981Summer 2011
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2011
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2011

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Show similarities of Latin and English both in grammar and
2.  Demonstrate cognates and etomologies.
3.  Have drills of pronunciation and paradigms, tests of memorization
   skills during each class.
4.  Have group recitation of Latin readings of early Rome and its
   founding and development.
5.  Heavily use the blackboard and testing.
VOCABULARY - The students will:
1.  Memorize, express, translate, relate construct, and value both
   active and passive abilities with such vocabulary as greetings,
   the alphabet, school related items and activities, the family
   members, clothes, days, months, weather, clock times, numbers
   (1-1000), basic foods, colors and cognates.
COMPREHENSION - The students will:
1.  Recognize and understand basic classrooms instructions and simple
   declarative sentences which host the vocabulary listed above, and
   which are limited in their verbal usages to the present tense.
2.  Recognize and understand short, coherent paragraphs or anecdotes
   using high frequency or cognate vocabulary, or brief stories.
3.  Items for aural comprehension should be presented at deliberate
   speed and with clear but not distortedly so pronunciation.
SPEAKING - The students will:
1.  Answer, identify and interpret simple, direct yes/no and content
   questions in a simple way, but will show less skill in formulating
   such questions.
2.  Students may have difficulty producing compound sentences or sentences
   which require subordination, but should be able to express such
   practical items as where he/she lives, how old he/she is, his/her
   name, the date, his/her date of birth, and describe, say, a family
   member or a familiar place.
3.  In other words, studentss ability to speak will be to a large
   degree a function of the questions asked of him/her.
4.  Answer questions on readings.
READING - The students will:
1.  Be able to read with full comprehension short passages which deal
   with everyday topics or dialogues concerning daily life.
2.  Items selected for reading could be heavy laden with cognates and
   not involve heavily subordinated or lengthy sentences.
3.  Literary passages or readings in which the element of personal
   style are involved should not be used.
4.  Depending upon their difficulty, newspaper items or editorials
   might be used.
5.  Readings should confine themselves essentially to the present
   indicative tense.
WRITING - The students will:
Of all the skills, this one will probably end up being the least well
1.  Be able to write, with minimum errors in spelling and accentuation,
   whatever he is able to say.
2.  Brief declarative paragraphs may also be within the grasp of the
   student, as long as they are confined to the present tense, deal
   with a highly familiar topics, use only the vocabulary the student
   controls actively, and do not involve subordination.
3.  Practice such writing by attempting short letters or descriptions
   of persons, places or things.
PRONUNCIATION - The students will:
1.  Have been grounded in the basics of Latin pronunciation, in letter,
   sound correspondences, but will be lacking in the "fine tuning"
   of pronunciation which will come only with more study, exposure
   and practice.
2.  Realize that some sounds of Latin, e.g., do not exist in English,
   and that others, e.g., are somewhat differently pronounced in
   Latin and English.
3.  Pronunciation will not be stressed to the point to which it "cows"
   the student into thinking that he pronounces badly and is, therefore,
   afraid to say anything.
4.  Always be understandable to a native, but may still have an English
   accent much of the time.
5.  Stress words correctly the majority of the time.
GRAMMAR: Students should control the following grammatical items in
a more-or-less active fashion:
1.  Gender and number of adjectives and nouns, and correct position
   of adjectives.
2.  Subject pronouns.
3.  Present tense of verbs (reg. and many irreg.).
4.  Yes/no and content question form.
5.  Contradictions.
6.  Telling time.
7.  Weather expression.
8.  Idioms and near future.
9.  Possessive and demons, adjs.
10. Comparisons of equality and inequality.
11. Affirmative words and their negative counterparts.
12. Direct and indirect.
13. Object pronouns.
14. Definite and indefinite articles, pastitive (sp?), and expressions
   of quantity.

Topics and Scope
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SCOPE: Scope of what is covered in Latin 1 is at a significantly
accelerated pace to a course teaching the same materials as in high
school. This course covers in a semester what is covered in two
semesters at the high school level. This range also corresponds to
about half of our college level representative text.
1.  Pronunciation: Latin names, comparison between english and latin,
   nominative case, case indicators.
2.  Genitive Case: vocative case and apposition, person, number, and
3.  Verbs: conjugation of the verb sum, ablative case; ablative of place
4.  Voice, mood, and tense: formation of the present indicative,
   accusative case.
5.  Dative case: declension.
6.  Second conjugation verbs, present tense: Latin word order.
7.  Imperfect tense.
8.  Second declension masculine nouns: masculine adjectives, ablative
   of means.
9.  Second declension neuter nouns and adjective: questions and
10. Second declension nouns and adjectives ending in -ius and -ium:
   review of first and second declension adjectives.
11. Future tense: imperative mood, complementary infinitive.
12. Principal part of the verb: principal parts of second conjugation
13. Perfect tense: difference between perfect and imperfect tenses.
14. Pluperfect tense: ablative of accompaniment, ablative of manner.
15. Future perfect tense: formation of adverbs.
16. Summary of tenses: the meaning of synopis, auxiliary verbs.
17. Interrogative pronouns: interrogative adjectives.
18. Conjugation of possum: dative with adjectives.
19. More use of infinitive.
20. Parsing: expressions of place, review of prepositions.
21. Nouns of the third declension.
22. Third declension nouns with nominative ending in -s or -x. Neuter
   nouns with consonant stems.
23. Third declension i-stems.
24. Third declension adjectives: adjectives of two terminations,
   adjectives of three terminations, adjectives of one termination.
25. Formation of adverbs from third declension adjectives: ablative
   of respect.
26. Personal pronouns: reflexive pronouns.
27. Possessive adjectives: intensive pronoun - ipse, ipsa, ipsum.
28. Demonstratives: distinction between ejus and suus.
29. Numerals.
30. Demonstratives: hic, ille, iste.
31. The demonstrative idem: expressions of time.
32. Passive voice: ablative of agent.
33. Third conjugation.
34. Third conjugation verbs ending in io: the perfect system indicative
   active of the third conjugation, ablative of place from which,
   ablative of separation.
35. Fourth conjugation: the perfect system indicative active of the
   fourth conjugation.

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In preparation for 50 minute lecture class, studnets are required to
1.  Intensively studied from 5-10 pages from class text.
2.  Completed from 5-10 pages from workbook, and prepared 5-10 pages
   or written tasks from class text, and reviewed 5-20 pages of
   class text for projected exams.
3.  Listened and completed 30-50 minutes of language lab material.
4.  Spent 25-50 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary and
In preparation for 50 minute lecture class, students are recommended
to have:
1.  Worked 10-15 minutes cooperatively with a fellow Latin student or
   a Latin speaking friend.
2.  Worked 10-50 minutes with a Latin tutor or other Latin language
3.  Listened or viewed 10-50 minutes of Latin language media (videos,
   T.V., slides, magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, etc).

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, INCLASS DICTATION, INTERVIEWS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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OUR LATIN HERITAGE by Harcourt Brace.
Latin-English Dictionary.

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