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Latin 1

Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Teachers: Teresa Kawamata
Open to: Freshmen
Length: 2 Semesters

This is the first year sequence of Latin. In this course, the students read passages of Latin prose and comprehend the main ideas and supporting details of the adapted texts while acquiring an understanding of the basic grammar and syntax of the language. They also acquire an understanding of the Greco-Roman culture and its influence upon Western Civilization. The students’ English language skills are strengthened through the study of derivatives, reading comprehension strategies and, and common linguistic structures. Students also connect the study of Latin with other disciplines such as geography, history, sociology, archeology, anthropology, and mythology.