Latin I

Latin I introduces students to the basics of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Students will be introduced to the six indicative active tenses of first, second, third, third ‐io, and fourth conjugations, as well as those same tenses of the irregular verbs sum and possum. Students will meet the present, imperfect, and future indicative passive tenses of first and second conjugations. The present infinitives, active and passive, will also be presented. Students will also learn about first, second, and third declension nouns; first, second, and third declension adjectives; special ‐ius adjectives; the reflexive adjective; interrogative adjectives; demonstratives; and numbers. Personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns, relative pronouns, and interrogative pronouns will also be taught.

* This course is offered as an Elective.


Course Information

Reconstruct all active indicative regular verb endings and translations in their respective tenses (present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect).

Bloom’s level 2

Analyze irregular verb forms to create the correct person, number, tense, mood, and voice.

Bloom’s level 4

Categorize imperative and infinitive forms of Latin verbs.

Bloom’s level 3

Identify the present, imperfect, and future indicative passive endings and basic translations.

Bloom’s level 1

Categorize all noun endings in their respective declensions.

Bloom’s level 4

Identify noun-adjective pairs in which the endings of the nouns and adjectives come from different declensions.

Bloom’s level 1

Reconstruct all major pronouns—demonstrative (hic, ille, iste, is, idem), intensive (ipse), personal (ego, tu, nos, vos), reflexive (se), relative (qui), and interrogative pronouns (quis).

Bloom’s level 2

Categorize Latin prepositions according to the case of their objects.

Bloom’s level 4

Categorize different parts of speech, conjugations, and declensions in Latin.

Bloom’s level 4

Course Outline

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How Our Syllabus Stacks Up (Syllabus Equivalency)

Syllabi for equivalent courses from four other institutions were reviewed. The following table represents the coverage of rigor in terms of number of assessments and content in a TEL course as it relates to other similar courses.

4 Year Private University
4 Year Public Research University #1
4 Year Public Research University #2
2 Year Public College
 Lesson   Quizzes
62N/AN/A1 quiz each classN/A
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16Frequent quizzesQuizzes (no number)N/AQuizzes (no number)
 Open-Ended Assignments
8 Language Practice AssignmentsN/AN/AN/AN/A
N/AOral reading of passagesParticipation, attendance, homeworkHomeworkParticipation/attendance
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