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LATIN 103 A: Introductory Latin

Artistic portrait of Cicero writing at his desk
Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 8:30am - 10:40am
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
14411
Instructor:
Kaitlyn Boulding
Kaitlyn Boulding

Syllabus Description:

Latin 103 — Intensive First Year Latin

Summer 2020, MTWThF 8:30-10:20, on Zoom and beyond

 

Instructor: Kaitlyn Boulding                                 

Email: boulding@uw.edu                   

Mailbox: Classics Dept. Office, Denny 262

Office: At home with my charming cat, Mila

Office Hours: W 10:30-11:30 & by appointment

Department Phone: 206­543­2266

 

Department Course Coordinator: Professor Deborah Kamen

Mailbox: Classics Dept., Denny 262

Email: dkamen@uw.edu

 

Welcome to ancient Rome! First year Latin courses give you direct access to the thoughts and writings of the ancient Romans and allow you to explore the dynamic and often dangerous cultural, social and political world in which they wrote. Learning to interpret and use an ancient language requires you to explore unknown areas and think in new ways. Our focus is on Latin as a literary language. Course activities are designed to foster a collegial and collaborative atmosphere and to encourage you to make strong connections between the ancient language and literature we are exploring together and your other interests, passions, and pursuits.

 

 

Course Goals:

Through your work in the course this term you will demonstrate that you can:

  • Read and translate short selections from ancient Roman authors and compose simple sentences in Latin
  • Understand and explain the literary, historical and cultural context of texts by ancient Roman authors
  • Analyze and explain Latin grammar and syntax
  • Analyze and describe the influence of the Latin language on subsequent languages and literatures

 

By completing the first year sequence (101, 102, 103 or 300, 103) you equip yourself to read any Latin author. In our second year courses (304, 305, 306, 307) students read selections of Caesar, Horace, and Catullus (305); Cicero and Ovid (306); Virgil (307), and other authors (304).

 

Required books:

  • Wheelock's Latin. (7th ed.) This book explains Latin grammar and syntax and contains many short readings from ancient Roman authors and many practice exercises. In the summer B term we will complete chapters 21-40.

 

At any point, please feel free to ask about adding a major or minor in Latin or Classical studies. If there are logistical obstacles that stand in the way of your wish to pursue Latin or Classics, please let us know as sometimes the Classics Department is able to take steps to reduce or eliminate such obstacles.

 

During this term we will cover Wheelock Chapters 21-40. In chapters 1-19 we learned how to state facts in simple sentences. In addition to expanding our vocabulary we will now be introduced to various kinds of subordinate clauses and ways to talk about non-factual situations, and we will learn more ways of using the cases. It will remain important to be able to memorize forms and vocabulary and we will continue to emphasize reading paragraphs adapted from authentic ancient literary, historical, and philosophical texts.

 

 

Grades:

  • Daily Translation and Vocabulary Assignments 35%
  • Canvas Assessments                                                                         50%
  • Final Project             15%

 

 

Grade Scale

Percentage Earned 

Grade-Point Equivalent

Percentage Earned 

Grade-Point Equivalent

100-95

4.0

74

2.1

94

3.9

73

2.0

93

3.8

72

1.9

92

3.7

71

1.8

91

3.6

70

1.7

90-89

3.5

69

1.6

88-87

3.4

68

1.5

86

3.3

67

1.4

85

3.2

66

1.3

84

3.1

65

1.2

83

3.0

64

1.1

82

2.9

63

1.0

81

2.8

62

0.9

80

2.7

61

0.8

79

2.6

60

0.7

78

2.5

59 and x < 59

0.0

77

2.4

 

 

76

2.3

 

 

75

2.2

 

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Reading of selections from classical Latin literature. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LATIN 102 or LATIN 300. Offered: Sp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
September 5, 2020 - 9:13pm
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