LATIN 435

Catullus

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

In-depth study of the poetry of Catullus.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Reading Latin

Learning Outcome

By approaching the texts of Catullus, successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin poetic literature with subtlety and precision

Title

Critical Method

Learning Outcome

Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the texts of Catullus.

Title

Literary History

Learning Outcome

Successful students will understand the place of Catullus in the literary history of Classical Literature, locating him in the larger context of political and cultural history.

Title

Close Reading in the Original Language

Learning Outcome

Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Catullus through close reading in the original language and express this in examinations and essays.