Latin 4

Spring 2006


We will be reading Vergil's Aeneid throughout the semester, concentrating on three aspects in particular: 1.) Latin translation and grammar, paying extra attention to poetic aspects; 2.) the Aeneid as literature; and 3.) the cultural context for the Aeneid.

The text (available at the SU Bookstore) is


There will be four quizzes on grammar. Quiz #1 will cover material from the first two weeks of class. Quizzes #2-4 will be designed to react to needs / weaknesses revealed during the course of the semester.

There will be four examinations, including the final. Each exam will cover work from the unit immediately preceding the exam, and will consist of:

1. seen and sight passages for translation, with grammar;
2. Roman culture identifications.
3. scansion (beginning with exam #2)

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. Therefore, 20% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation; effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class.

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 Services (Cullen Building, 3rd floor; 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.

Note. Make-up exams are the exception, not the rule, and will not be granted automatically. Make-ups must be arranged with the instructor in advance of the regularly scheduled time, and will be given (or not) at the discretion of the instructor.

Exam #1. Trans.& gram., culture 10%

Exam #2. Trans.& gram., cult., scan. 15%

Exam #3 Trans.& gram., cult., scan. 15%

Final exam. Trans.& gram., cult., scan. 20%

Quizzes (4 @ 5% each) 20%

Class participation 20%

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




Date

Assignment

 

Class #1

Introduction

finite verb forms (see C. Pharr, Aeneid text pp. 31-50)

 

 

 

Class 2


participles (Pharr 31-50); nouns/adjectives (Pharr 5-19)

 

Class 3


subjunctive constructions; indirect discourse; infinitives (Pharr 31-50, 67-73)

 

Class 4

MLK Day - no classes

 

Class 5

Review of grammar

 

Class 6

Quiz #1; Intro. to Vergil

 

Class 7

I.1-7

 

Class 8

I.8-18

 

Class 9

I.19-33

 

Class 10

I.34-49

 

Class 11

I.50-64

 

Class 12

EXAM #1

 

Class 13

I.65-87

Skidmore 

 

Class 14

I.88-117

 

Class 15

I.157-186

 

Class 16

I.187-215

  • meter

     

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    Class 17

    I.216-246

     

    Class 18

    I.247-278

     

    Class 19

    I.279-309

     

    Class 20

    I.637-669

     

    Class 21

    Quiz #2
    I.701-730

     

    Class 22

    I.731-755; II.1-9

     

    Class 23

    II.10-39

     

    Class 24

    EXAM #2

     

    Class 25

    II.40-68

     

    Class 26

    II.69-99

     

    Class 27

    II.100-131

     

    Class 28

    II.132-159

     

    Class 29

    Quiz #3
    II.160-188

     

    Class 30 II.189-219  

    Class 31

    II.220-249

     

    Class 32

    II.250-280

     

    Class 33

     

     

    Classs 34

    EXAM #3

     

    Clsss 35

    II.281-310

     

    Class 36  

     

    Class 37

    III.578-609

     

    Class 38

    III.610-640

     

    Class 39

    III.641-669

     

    Class 40

    VI.268-297

     

    Class 41

    Quiz #4;
    VI.298-330

     

    Class 42

    VI.331-336, 384-410

     

    Class 43

    VI.411-444

     

    Class 44

    VI.445-476

     

    Class 45

    VI.477-508