Latin 1

Fall 2010

Course instructor: H. Haskell
MBH 223

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: S. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Latin 2nd printing

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.

Pop Quizzes. Pop quizzes will be given during class time. The lowest two scores will be dropped in the average. Pop quizzes may consists of questions on paradigms, vocabulary, grammar, or homework assignments.

Homework Assignments. Assignments posted in the daily schedule are to be prepared PRIOR to the class period on that date. Homework is assessed not on the basis of the number right/wrong, but rather by effort / genuine attempt.

Class participation: Regular preparation and class participation 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. 10% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation. Effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class, and therefore submitted homework will be part of the assessment.
Class attendance. Students are expected to go to class regularly. The attendance policy is as follows: students are allowed up to three unexcused absences without negative consequence (i.e. one must be there at least 40 of 43 classes). Unexcused absences in excess of three will result in a class attendance grade based on per cent. (including the original 3): e.g. 20 cuts (17 beyond the three, 53%). This accounts for 10% of the final grade.

Accommodations for students with disabilities: Southwestern University is committed to assisting students with disabilities. Southwestern University will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. To arrange accommodations students should contact Kimele Carter, the Academic Services Coordinator within the Office of Academic Success, PRC 120; phone 863-1536; e-mail carterk@southwestern.edu). Students seeking accommodations should notify the Academic Services Coordinator at least two weeks before services are needed. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss any necessary accommodations with the appropriate faculty member.

Grading

* Exam I 10%
* Exam II 20%
* Exam III (final) 25%
* Quizzes 10%
* Pop Quizzes 15%
* Class participation/daily preparation 10%
* Attendance 10%

Final grades. The plus and minus grading system will be used for final grades.

 

Weekly schedule


23 August - 29 August
Monday
Introduction to course

Wednesday
Read pp. 1-7

Friday
Chapter 1: Exc. 1-2
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30 August - 5 September
Monday
Chapter 1: Exc. 3-4 (cf. on-line); Quiz (1)

Wednesday
Chapter 2, Exc. 5, 7, 9, 11

Friday
Chapter 2, online; Exc. 14

* Online 2 Assignment

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6 September - 12 September
Monday
NO CLASS - LABOR DAY

Wednesday
quiz (2)
Chapter 3: Exc. 15-17

Friday
Chapter 3: on-line; Exc. 19-20; quiz (3)

* Online 3 (9/10) Assignment

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13 September - 19 September
Monday
Chapter 4: Exc. 22-24

Wednesday
Chapter 4: on-line; Exc. 25; quiz (4)

Friday
Chapter 5: Exc. 27-30

* Online 4 (9/15) Assignment

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20 September - 26 September
Monday
Chapter 5: Exc. 31-32, Readings 2-3; quiz (5)

Wednesday
Chapter 5: Exc. 33 (submit)

Friday
Reading & review: transl. p. 41; Form id p. 43

* Exc. 33 (9/22) Assignment

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27 September - 3 October
Monday
Test #1 (1-5)

Wednesday
Chapter 6: online; Exc. 34-35

Friday
Chapter 6: Exc. 36 (submit [see below]), Reading 4, Practice Sentences (p. 49)

* Online 6 (9/29) Assignment
* Exc. 36 (submit) (5 pm) Assignment

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4 October - 10 October
Monday
quiz (6); Chapter 7: online; Exc. 38, 40-41

Wednesday
Chapter 7: Exc. 42-44; quiz (7)

Friday
Chapter 8: Exc. 46, 48-49 (Fall break starts at 10 pm)

* Online 7 (10/4) Assignment

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11 October - 17 October
Monday
FALL BREAK - NO CLASS

Wednesday
Chapter 8: Exc. 50; quiz (8)

Friday
Chapter 9: Exc. 51, 53-54
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18 October - 24 October
Monday
Chapter 9 online; Readings 8-9, Practice Sentences (p. 69); quiz (9)

Wednesday
Chapter 10: on-line; Exc. 58-59

Friday
Chapter 10: Exc. 60; quiz (10)

* Online 9 (10/18) Assignment
* Online 10 (10/20) Assignment

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25 October - 31 October
Monday
Reading & review: Readings pp. 79-80, form id p. 81

Wednesday
Exam #2 (6-10)

Friday
Chapter 11: online; Exc. 63-64

* Online 11 Assignment

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1 November - 7 November
Monday
Chapter 11: Readings. 12-13, Practice Sentences (p. 87); quiz (11)

Wednesday
Chapter 12: online; Exc. 68

Friday
Chapter 12: Exc. 70; quiz (12)

* Online 12 Assignment

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8 November - 14 November
Monday
Chapter 13: Exc. 71, online

Wednesday
Chapter 13: Exc. 74, 76, Practice Sentences (p. 99); quiz (13)

Friday
Chapter 14: online; Exc. 80-81

* Online 13 Assignment
* Online 14 Assignment

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15 November - 21 November
Monday
Chapter 14: Exc. 82; quiz (14)

Wednesday
Chapter 15: online; Exc. 87-88

Friday
Chapter 15: Exc. 89, Practice Sentences (p. 113); quiz (15)

* Online 15 Assignment

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22 November - 28 November
Monday
Chapter 16: online; Exc. 97

Wednesday
NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING

Friday
NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING

* Online 16 Assignment

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29 November - 5 December
Monday
Chapter 16: Readings 17-18; quiz (16)

Wednesday
Chapter 16: Exc. 98

Friday
Narrative Reading (p. 123)

Sunday
6 pm, Bishop's Lounge, Latin final tutorial: BRING PAPER, PENCIL, BOOK, HOMEWORK. For info., mcwillie@southwestern.edu

* Narrative Reading III Resource
* Narrative Reading III transl. Resource
* Narrative Reading III core Resource
* Narrative Reading III transl. core Resource
* Narrative Reading III with translation Resource
* Narrative Reading III with translation, core Resource
* Latin I tutorial Forum

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6 December - 12 December
Monday, 1:30-4:30 pm
FINAL EXAM (11-16)