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LATIN (LA)

Professor Kirk Summers, Advisor
Office: 239 B. B. Comer Hall

A Latin placement examination administered by the University Test Service is included as part of the new-student orientation program. Students with two or more high-school units of Latin who wish to continue the study of Latin at The University of Alabama must take the Latin placement examination. Students with fewer than two high-school units of Latin are not required to take the placement examination.

LA 101 is open only to students who have no prior high-school or college study of Latin and to students who have fewer than two high-school units of Latin. LA 102 is open only to students who have completed LA 101 with a grade of "C" or higher and students who have earned two or more high-school units of Latin and qualified for placement in LA 102 on the basis of their performance on the Latin placement examination.

LA 101 Elementary Latin I. Three hours.

Beginning fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 102 Elementary Latin II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: LA 101 with a grade of "C" or higher, or language department placement.

Continued study of the fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 201 Intermediate Latin Reading I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: LA 102.

Introduction to and practice at reading Latin literature. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 202 Intermediate Latin Reading II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: LA 201.

Selected readings from Latin literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 301 Survey of Latin Literature of the Roman Republic. Three hours.

Prerequisite: LA 202.

Readings in Latin literature to the time of Julius Caesar. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 302 Survey of Latin Literature of the Empire. Three hours.

Prerequisite: LA 202.

Selected readings in later Roman literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 480 Sallust. Three hours.

A study of the Catilinarian conspiracy by examining the Latin text from two different sources—Cicero who wrote and delivered a number of speeches at the time and Sallust who wrote a historical treatise. Close study of these sources reveals personal and political agendas and draws sharp distinctions between rhetorical exhibitions and historical accounts.

LA 490 Readings in Latin Literature. Three hours.

Prerequisite: LA 301 or LA 302.

The subject matter varies. The course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

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