This course, using Levels 3 and 4 of Tim Griffiths’s NSA Latin as the “textbook,” will continue the new, inductive approach to mastering Latin grammar and syntax begun in Part I. At the end of Part II, you should have a firm handle on all the standard grammatical forms of the Latin language, enabling you, with the aid of a lexicon, to read and translate (albeit slowly and with difficulty) most classical and ecclesiastical Latin texts for general comprehension. You will also possess a working vocabulary of over a thousand Latin words, with a focus on vocabulary found in the Vulgate and Latin theological texts. Meeting once a week using WebEx for an hour and a half over a 15-week semester, this course is strenuous but should be manageable for most graduate and advanced undergraduate students with 8-10 hours to spend each week.
It will next be offered in the Spring 2020 semester (January 20-May 8).