LAT 201 is a four-credit Syracuse University course intended for students who have successfully completed two semesters of university Latin or three years of high school Latin. Through review of elementary morphology and syntax and further study of idioms, rhetorical figures, and increasingly complex syntactical constructions, the student will transition from reading adapted to reading unadapted Latin text. Both medieval and classical texts will be studied. In addition to increasing their skill in reading Latin texts, students will learn about classical Roman culture and should gain a greater appreciation for the eloquence of Latin prose style.

The class structure will be largely lecture and discussion. Assessment will be based on class participation, out of class written assignments, periodic in-class examinations, and a final examination.