Latin I

Fall 2005

Instructor: H. W. Haskell
(haskell@southwestern.edu)
x 1554

MBH 223

Office Hours: tba

In this course we will combine translation with grammatical analysis and to devote time to cultural, historical, etymological, and linguistic issues. The ability to read Latin allows one not only to delve into the ancient past, but it helps one to develop a sharper understanding of English and other languages (especially Romance languages) and provides a great foundation for English vocabulary building.

Course text: Wheelock's Latin(6), rev. by R. LaFleur (2005)

You might check out Richard LaFleur's editorial on Latin (fall 2001)

Exams. The exams consist of sentences or passages for translation (Latin to English), which test one's ability to pull together material (grammar & vocabulary).

Quizzes. The quizzes cover memory work (e.g. declensions, conjugations, vocabulary), that is, material that is to be learned for each chapter. This is what I call the "idiot work", by which I do NOT mean that anybody in this class is an idiot: it means that it is purely and simply memorization work, which requires much patience, endurance, and consistency, rather than brilliant analytical powers. Quizzes will be posted in Segue at the "Quizzes" tab. Quizzes will be made available two days before the class date for which they are assigned. Quizzes are due prior to the beginning of class on the date for which they are assigned.

Assignments. Assignments posted in the daily schedule in the "Assignments" tab above are to be prepared PRIOR to the class period on that date.

Class participation and attendance: Regular preparation, class participation, and attendance are expected, and will affect your grade. Foreign language study is such that certain aspects of one's performance cannot be judged by examinations, but rather by class performance. 20% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation; effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class. At times, students will be asked to submit translations to the instructor electronically.

Accommodations for students with disabilities: Southwestern University is committed to assisting students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made once a student has registered his/her disability and has the appropriate documentation on file with the Office of Academic Services on the third floor of the Cullen Building. Professors must be notified of the accommodation at least two weeks before the accommodation is necessary or as soon as reasonably possible. For more information, contact Deb McCarthy at 863-1536.

Grading

Final grades. The plus and minus grading system will be used for final grades. Semester % averages will translate to the following letter grades:

GRADE
INCLUSIVE
% RANGE
GPA POINTS
EQUIV.
A+
96.7-100.0
4.00
A
93.4-96.6
4.00
A-
90.0-93.3
3.67
B+
86.7-89.9
3.33
B
83.4-86.6
3.00
B-
80.0-83.3
2.67
C+
76.7-79.9
2.33
C
73.4-76.6
2.00
C-
70.0-73.3
1.67
D+
66.7-69.9
1.33
D
63.4-66.6
1.00
D-
60.0-63.3
0.67
F
0.0-59.9
0.00
 

 



Week 1: August 29-Sept. 2
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday Introduction to Chapter 1
Wednesday
Thursday
Chapt. 1: SA 1-10
Tutorial, Roy Shilling Room, 5-6

Friday Chapt. 2: SA 11-20

Week 2

"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
Tuesday
Tutorial, McCombs, Roy S. Room, 5:00 pm
Wednesday

Quiz (1-2); Chapt. 3: SA 1-11
Thursday
Tutorial, McCombs, Roy S. Room, 5:00 pm
Friday

Quiz 3; Chapt. 3: PR 8-11
NO CLASS: SUBMIT QUIZ AT THE USUAL PLACE, ASSIGNMENT IN "OPTIONAL SUBMISSIONS", BY CLASS TIME

Week 3

1. "PR" = Practice and Review

"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
Chapt 4: SA 1-14
Tuesday
Tutorial, McCombs, Roy S. Room, 5:00 pm
Wednesday Quiz (4). Chapt. 5: SA 1-13
Thursday
Tutorial, McCombs, Roy S. Room, 5:00 pm
Friday Quiz (5). Chapt. 5: pssgs. pp. 35-36

Week 4
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
TEST #1 (1-5)
Tuesday
Tutorial, McCombs, Roy S. Room, 5:00 pm
Wednesday Chapt. 6: PR 11-14, SA 1-10
Thursday
Tutorial, McCombs, Roy S. Room, 5:00 pm
Friday Quiz (6). Chapt. 6: PR 1-10

Week 5
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
Chapt. 7: SA 1-13
Tuesday Tutorial, 5-6 pm
Wednesday
Quiz (7). Chapt. 7: PR 11-14, pssgs. pp. 47-48
Thursday
Tutorial, 5-6 pm
Friday
Chapt. 8: PR 1-12

Week 6
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
Quiz (8). Chapt. 8: SA 1-16
Tuesday Tutorial, 5-6 pm
Wednesday
Chapt. 9: PR 11-14, SA 1-9
Thursday Tutorial, 5-6 pm
Friday
Quiz (9). Chapt. 9: pssgs. 59-60

Week 7
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
Chapt. 10: PR 1-16
Tuesday Tutorial, 5-6 pm
Wednesday
Quiz (10). Chapt. 10: SA 1-13
Thursday Tutorial, 5-6 pm
Friday
TEST #2 (6-10)

Week 8
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
FALL BREAK
Wednesday
Chapt. 11: SA 1-12
Thursday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Friday
Quiz (11). Chapt. 11: PR 14-17, pssg. 73


Week 9
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae
Monday
Chapt. 12: PR 1-15
Tuesday
Tutorial cancelled
Wednesday
Quiz (12). Chapt. 12: SA 1-11
Thursday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Friday
Chapt. 13: SA 1-8, pssgs. 87

Week 10
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae

Monday
Quiz (13). Chapt. 13: PR 13-17
Intensives and reflexives
Tuesday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Wednesday
Chapt. 14: pssgs. 94-95
Thursday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Friday
Quiz (14). Chapt. 14: SA 1-12
[Horace Ep]. 1.11.27: caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.]

Week 11
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae
Monday
Chapt. 15: PR 1-14
Tuesday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Wednesday
Quiz (15). Chapt. 15: pssgs. 101-102
Thursday
Tutorial cancelled
Friday
Chapt. 16: PR 12-15, pssgs. 109

Week 12
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae
Monday
TEST #3 (11-15)
Tuesday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Wednesday Quiz (16). Chapt. 16: SA 1-16
Thursday
Tutorial (5-6 pm)
Friday Chapt. 17: PR 1-14

Week 13
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae
Monday
Quiz (17). Chapt. 17: SA 1-12
Tuesday
Tutorial
Friday

Week 14
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae
Monday
Chapt. 18: PR 1-14
Tuesday
Tutorial (5-6)
Wednesday
Quiz (18). Chapt. 18: SA 1-13
Thursday
Tutorial (5-6)
Friday
Chapt. 19: SA 1-7

Week 15
"PR" = Practice and Review
"SA" = Sententiae Antiquae
Monday
Quiz (19). Chapt. 19: PR 1-15
Tuesday
Tutorial (5-6)
Wednesday
Chapt. 20: PR 12-15
Thursday
Tutorial (5-6)
Friday
Quiz (20). Chapt. 20: pssg. 133