Next year (2019-2020), I will be offering Latin 101 in the Fall and Latin 102 in the Spring.  Passing Latin 102 satisfies the language requirement at NWC.

Students from a variety of departments and majors have successfully taken my Latin classes in the past.  I have had students with majors in Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, History, Literature, Math, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Theater.  I am happy to have students from any major or department in the class who want to learn Latin.

 FAQs about Latin:

 1.  How many credits are these classes?
  
         Each class is 4 credits.

 

2.  Do I have to take both classes?

        To meet the NWC language requirement, you need to pass Latin 102.

 

3.  What kind of Latin is covered in this class?

        We will focus primarily on classical Latin, the language of the ancient Romans.   Throughout both semesters, but particularly in Latin 102, however, we will work on some medieval, Christian Latin as well.

 

4. Here’s what I really want to know: will we learn how to cast spells in Latin,
you know, like in Harry Potter?

        No, but Harry Potter Latin is a feature of my Latin classes.  We will look
at examples of J. K. Rowling’s creative adaption of Latin.

 

5. Is Latin difficult?

        Some students find it challenging.  To be successful, you will need to memorize vocabulary, learn new grammatical concepts, and keep up with daily homework. 

 

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 Prof Robert Winn
rewinn@nwciowa.edu

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