Latin Exemption Exam
The Latin Exemption Test is offered to students as an alternative means for satisfying the Language Other Than English (Category VI) and the International/Global Issues (Category VIII) requirements. You should take this test if you have a strong background in Latin and are not interested in taking additional course work.
This test is not a placement test. If you want to enroll in a Latin course at UCI, consult the UCI General Catalogue, School of Humanities (under the “Foreign Language Placement” section) for placement procedures and policies.
The highest proficiency level attainable at UCI by taking the Latin exam is 2C.
This test may be taken only once. No University credit is given. There is no fee to take the test if you are a UCI student.
This exam consists of short answer items and lasts two hours. The number of test items is variable according to the size of the test.
PREPARING FOR THE EXAM
The following topics may be covered on the exam:
Translation: short prose passages at sight from Latin into English
Parsing: Latin words within these passages
Accidence: declension of nouns, conjugation of verbs
Vocabulary: Latin into English
A good review of these topics may be found in Wheelock, Frederic M,. Latin Grammar: An Introductory Course Based on Ancient Authors, (3rd ed.), New York: Harper & Row, 1963 (repr. with addendum, 1984). You may purchase this book at the University Bookstore in the course book section.
Translate the following passage into English:
Licinius, servus Aesopi nostri, “Roma” Athenas fugit. Is Athenis apud Patronem pro “libero”
viro fuit. Deinde in Asiam “abiit”. Postea Plato quidam, qui Athenis solet esse multum et qui
tum Athenis fuerat cum Licinius Athenas “venisset” litteris Aesopi de Licinio “acceptis”, hunc
Ephesi comprehendit et in custodiam tradidit.
Parse each of the words in quotations in the translated passage.
Decline the nouns and conjugate the verbs that follow:
Translate the following Latin words into English:
Contact the Department of Classics located at 120 Humanities Office Building 2, (949) 824-6735, to make arrangements for your evaluation. When you appear for the examination, you must present two forms of picture ID cards.
Notification of Results
Results will be available during Finals Week in the Academic Testing Center, 3040 Anteater Instruction and Research Building. Results will not be available by phone. If you pass the test, notification will be sent to your academic unit where the results will be placed in your academic file.
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