LAN1600: Latin I

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 06/08/2023

Course Description

This year-long course allows students to develop the ability to comprehend simple written Latin texts on a variety of topics. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of texts rather than interpersonal communication. Students learn to use Latin orally, understand oral Latin, and write very simple phrases and sentences. Students learn about the perspectives, practices, and products of the ancient Roman people. Students compare these cultural and historical elements to their own culture and recognize examples of the influence of Roman civilization in their own world. Through their understanding of the structures and vocabulary of Latin, students enhance their understanding of these same linguistic elements of English.


No prerequisites


Module 1: Alphabet; Introduction to Nouns & Verbs

  • Week 1: Roman Alphabet; Parts of Speech
  • Week 2: Noun Characteristics
  • Week 3: First Declension Nouns; Noun-Adjective Agreement
  • Week 4: Irregular Verb Sum; Test

Module 2: Introduction to Verbs; Second Declension Nouns

  • Week 5: Verbs
  • Week 6: Verb Tenses
  • Week 7: Second Declension Nouns
  • Week 8: Noun/Verb Review; Test

Module 3: Imperfect Tense, Third Declension Nouns, Latin Numbers

  • Week 9: Imperfect Tense
  • Week 10: Third Declension Nouns
  • Week 11: Latin Numbers; Test

Module 4: Adverbs & Prepositions; Ablative & Nominative Cases

  • Week 12: The Ablative Case; Adverbs
  • Week 13: The Nominative Case
  • Week 14: Prepositions; Test

Module 5: First & Second Conjugations; Tenses of Sum & Possum

  • Week 15: First and Second Conjugations
  • Week 16: Tenses of Sum
  • Week 17: Future Tense and Possum/Posse
  • Week 18: Review; Exam

Module 6: Imperatives, Perfect Tense, & Third Declension Nouns

  • Week 19: Imperatives
  • Week 20: Perfect Tense
  • Week 21: Third Declension Nouns and Adjectives
  • Week 22: Latin Expressions; Review; Test

Module 7: Perfect Tense, Irregular Verbs, Fourth/Fifth Declension, Second/Third Conjugation

  • Week 23: Perfect System Tenses
  • Week 24: Irregular Verbs
  • Week 25: Fourth/Fifth Declension Nouns; Second/ Third Conjugation; Test

Module 8: Pronouns, Demonstratives, Intensives; Genitive, Locative Cases

  • Week 26: Pronouns
  • Week 27: Demonstratives and Intensives
  • Week 28: Cicero Translation; Relative Pronouns
  • Week 29: Genitive/Locative Case; Review; Test

Module 9: Accusative/Ablative Cases, Comparatives & Superlatives

  • Week 30: Declension Review; Accusative/Ablative Cases
  • Week 31: Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Week 32: Ablative Absolute; Participles; Infinitives

Module 10: Present & Future Passive, Imperfect Tenses

  • Week 33: Voice; Present Passive Tense
  • Week 34: Imperfect and Future Passive Tenses
  • Week 35: Review; Vocabulary Test
  • Week 36: Review; Exam

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