Practical Latin

Schools of Public Engagement: Foreign Languages

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Practical Latin

Spring 2019

Taught By: Rama Chandran Madhu

Section: A

CRN: 3553

Credits: 3

Latin is a simple language with a complex family history. As the origin of Spanish, French, and Italian, and the source of most English words, knowledge of Latin has practical benefits for the study of language and literature. This course, for beginning and advanced students, is designed to efficiently apply these benefits. We will study the historical development of Latin into the Romance languages, and the history of Latin’s influence on English. Beginners will learn Latin quickly and painlessly from the simplest selections of authors such as Ovid, the Vulgate Bible, and the Carmina Burana. Advanced students will broaden their knowledge with writings from, among others, Plautus, Spinoza, and Pope Francis.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Foreign Languages (NFLN)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:30am 10/17/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 10:00am - 11:50am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019