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CLAS 101 D: Latin and Greek in Current Use

Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
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SLN: 
10805
Instructor: 
Lauryn Hanley

Syllabus Description:

CLAS 101 C/D: LATIN & GREEK IN CURRENT USE

Summer 2020 SLN 12706/12707

Asynchronous, Remote/Online due to COVID-19

 

INSTRUCTOR INFO

Lauryn Hanley  lmh2969@uw.edu

Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 PM Monday & Thursday on Zoom, and by appointment

Department Course Coordinator: Professor Deborah Kamen dkamen@uw.edu

Office Hours will be held on Zoom, both at the above times every week and by appointment. The link to office hours Zoom meeting(s) will be on the Canvas Home Page.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course Goals

  • To improve and increase English vocabulary through a study of Greek and Latin elements in English
  • To examine the ever-changing relationship between language and ideas
  • To gain a deeper understanding of the lasting influence of the classical world on modern life—for better or for worse

There aren’t specific times you need to log on or be “in class,” but there are specific times that assignments must be submitted by (usually 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time).

A typical class period will consist of a reading assignment and a recorded lecture video. 5 class days have a discussion board where you can talk to your classmates about the reading assignments. Days of quizzes have no additional reading or viewing. All quizzes, as well as the final exam, will be open-book.

University conduct and scholarly integrity codes should be followed at all times. Above all, I want you to succeed in this course, and I will be patient and flexible toward any issues that arise with online learning. 

I cannot discuss grades during class or via e-mail due to university policy, but only during office hours and by appointment. If you have questions regarding assignments, tests, homework or any other matter, I will be more than happy to discuss that during office hours via Zoom. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me or come to my Zoom office hours.

 

TEXTS & MATERIALS

Our main textbook will be:

Dominik, William J. Words & Ideas. Bolchazy-Carducci.

This textbook is cheap to rent as an ebook from Chegg. Chegg also has rentals for the physical book, but the ebook gets you immediate access and is cheaper.

If you have trouble getting or accessing this book, please let me know as soon as possible.  Any other readings will be online or on Canvas.

Also useful is the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), available through UW Libraries, and linked under Resources on Canvas. 

A Note on Technology

You must have access to the internet to take this course. The good thing is that the asynchronous nature of this course means that you have some flexibility, so if you’re sharing bandwidth or have spotty Wi-Fi, you should still be able to fully participate in this class. If you have any concerns about technology, Wi-Fi, Canvas, etc., please let me know!

 

GRADING & ASSIGNMENTS

The form that this class takes is predetermined by the Classics Department. 

Maximum number of points: 430

In order to pass this class, you must earn at least 246 points. 

A



A-





B+

4.0: 411-430

3.9: 406-410

3.8: 401-405

3.7: 396-400

3.6: 391-395


3.5: 386-390

3.4: 381-385

3.3: 376-380

3.2: 371-375

3.1: 366-370

B



B-





C+

3.0: 361-365

2.9: 356-360

2.8: 351-355

2.7: 346-350

2.6: 341-345


2.5: 336-340

2.4: 331-335

2.3: 326-330

2.2: 321-325

2.1: 316-320

C



C-





D+

2.0: 311-315

1.9: 306-310

1.8: 301-305

1.7: 296-300

1.6: 291-295


1.5: 286-290

1.4: 281-285

1.3: 276-280

1.2: 271-275

1.1: 266-270

D




F

1.0: 261-265

0.9: 256-260

0.8: 251-255

0.7: 246-250

0.0: 245 or fewer

 

The assignments for this course are:

Type of assignment

Description and number of assignments

Total possible number of points

Percentage of final grade

Existence

30 points for taking this class during a global pandemic.

30 points

7%

Participation

5 discussion boards to simulate “in-class” discussions

55 points

13%

Quizzes

3 vocab/word-building quizzes. Open-book.

107.5 points

25%

Homework

4 homework/response assignments

107.5 points

25%

Final Exam

The one and only. Open-book.

130 points

30%

Total: 430 points

100%

 

There is also one optional extra credit opportunity, which will be worth 5 points (~1%).

 

CONTENT & TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

The particulars are subject to change, and any changes will be announced on Canvas.

A Note on Content

Our course readings and discussions may focus on potentially difficult topics. This is true of any course that addresses interactions between past and present events and ideas.

I will try my best to provide content warnings (labeled CW in schedule) before difficult subjects. Content warnings related to the study of Classics: sexism, violence and war, rape/sexual violence, slavery, racism, abortion, ableism.

If you have any questions or concerns about content, please feel free to email me.

 

Tentative Schedule

Wk 

Topic

Tuesday

Thursday 

1

Intro

Class introductions

Language Basics

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 1-15 (stop bef biblio)

Read—Appendices I-III


Class: Lecture #1 

Discussion #1

2

Myth

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 75-82 (stop bef Underworld)

Memorize: Gk N/Adj (-archy thru therm-)


Class: Lecture #2

Myth

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 90-95 (stop bef. Oedipus)

Memorize: Gk adv/V (eu- thru treph-)

Homework #1


Class: Lecture #3

3

Myth

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 82-89 [CW: rape]; 95-99 (stop bef biblo)

Memorize: Gk pref/suff (a\- thru -ize)


Class: Lecture #4

Myth

Class:

Quiz #1

4

Med.

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 105-139 (stop bef biblio) [CW: abortion, ableism]


Class: Lecture #5

Med.

Class Preparation: 

Read— Eidolon The Best Doctor is Also a Philosopher

Memorize: Latin N/V (aqu- thru vent-)


Class: Lecture #6

Discussion #2

5

Politics & Law

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 145-164 (stop after chart)

Homework #2

Class: Lecture #7

Politics & Law

Class:

Quiz #2

6

Econ

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 169-186 (stop bef biblio) [CW: slavery]


Class: Lecture #8

Discussion #3

Econ

Class Preparation: 

Read— 

Memorize: Latin Prefixes (ab- thru ultra-)

Homework #3


Class: Lecture #9

7

Philo-

sophy

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 191-206 (stop bef Psyche)

Memorize: Latin suffixes (noun-forming -ane thru v-forming -esce)


Class: Lecture #10

Discussion #4

Psych-

ology

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 206 (Psyche) - 219 (stop bef biblio)

Read— Eidolon Stoicism is Having a Cultural Moment


Class: Lecture #11

8

History

Class Preparation: 

Read— W&I 227-245 (stop bef biblio)

Read— Jezebel Damnatio Memoriae [CW: slavery, racism, violence]

Homework #4


Class: Lecture #12

History

Class Preparation: 

Read— Eidolon Did History Really Happen?


Class: 

Quiz #3

9

STEM

Class Preparation: 

Read— Eidolon: One Small Step for Latin


Class:

Watch— Lecture #13

Discussion #5

Final!

Final Exam (130 pts)



IMPORTANT UW POLICIES

UW’s Religious Accommodations Policy:

“Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy. Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form.”

 

UW’s Student Conduct Code:

“The University of Washington Student Conduct Code (WAC 478-121) defines prohibited academic and behavioral conduct and describes how the University holds students accountable as they pursue their academic goals. Allegations of misconduct by students may be referred to the appropriate campus office for investigation and resolution. More information can be found online here.”

 

UW Disability Resources: Access and Accommodations:

Your experience in this class is important to me. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course. 

 

If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or uwdrs@uw.edu or disability.uw.edu. DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS.  It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

 

Academic Integrity:

University of Washington students are expected to practice high standards of academic and professional honesty and integrity as outlined here.

Catalog Description: 
Designed to improve and increase English vocabulary through a study of the Latin and Greek elements in English, with emphasis on words in current literary and scientific use. No auditors. Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
2.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
May 20, 2020 - 9:11pm
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