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LATIN 300 A: Introductory Latin, Accelerated

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Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 11:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
DEN 110
SLN: 
16209
Instructor:
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Grace Funsten

Syllabus Description:

Instructor: Grace Funsten                          

Email: ghf2@uw.edu  

Office Hours: W 1:00-2:00 & by appointment

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. Students who complete Latin 300 will be able to enroll in Latin 103 in Spring. 

 

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. This term we will complete chapters 1 – 28.
  • Thirty-Eight Latin Stories. (5th ed.) Designed to accompany Wheelock's Latin (7th ed.)

 

Schedule (as of March 6,  2020):

NOTE 1: This schedule only includes a rough outline of weeks 3 through 10. I will keep you updated on the assignments for the following weeks via Canvas.

NOTE 2: Any exercises or readings listed for a particular day are meant to be completed for that day.

 

Week 1: Ch. 1 – 2

M        Jan 6: Introduction, pronunciation, parts of speech

T         Jan 7: Wheelock Ch. 1 (verbs & adverbs)

W        Jan 8: Ch. 1 Sententiae 6-15

TH      Jan 9: Wheelock Ch. 2 (cases, first declension nouns & adjectives)

F          Jan 10: Ch. 2 Sententiae 10-15, 18

 

Week 2: Ch. 3 – 5

M        Jan 13: Wheelock Ch. 3 (second decl. nouns & adjectives) & 4 (second decl. neuter, sum)

T         Jan 14:  Ch. 3 Sententiae 1-4, Ch. 4 Exercitationes 1-4

W        Jan 15: Wheelock Ch. 5 (future & imperfect of the first & second conjugations)

TH      Jan 16: Ch. 5 Exercitationes 5-11

F          Jan 17: Quiz 1 (Ch. 1-5)

 

Week 3: Ch. 6 – 8

M        Jan 20: NO CLASS: Martin Luther King Day

T          Jan 21: Ch. 6 (sum possum)

W        Jan 22 Ch. 7 (third declension nouns)

TH      Jan 23: Ch. 6 Exercitationes 1-4; Ch. 7 Exercitationes 5-8

F         Jan 24: Ch. 8 (third conjugation: present system)

 

Week 4: Ch. 8 – 10

M        Jan 27: Ch. 8 Exercitationes 2-8, 11

T        Jan 28: Ch. 9 (hic, ille, iste)

W      Jan 29: Ch. 10 (fourth conjugation & 3rd io)

TH     Jan 30: Ch. 9 Exercitationes 1, 3, 5, 6; Ch. 10 Exercitationes 7, 8, 10, 11

F        Jan 31: Quiz 2 (Ch. 6 - 10)

 

Week 5: Ch. 11 – 13

M        Feb 3: Ch. 11 (personal pronouns)

T          Feb 4: Ch. 11 Exercitationes 1-4, 10-12, 15

W        Feb 5: Ch. 12 (perfect active system)

TH      Feb 6: Ch. 12 Exercitationes 1-7, 13

F         Feb 7: Ch. 13 (reflexive pronouns, possessives)

 

Week 6: Ch. 14 – 15

M        Feb 10: Ch. 14 (3rd decl. i-stem)

T         Feb 11: Ch. 13 Exercitationes 1, 3, 6; Ch. 14 Exercitationes 4, 5, 7, 8, 12

W        Feb 12: Ch. 15 (numerals); verb review sheet

TH      Feb 13: Ch. 15 Exercitationes 1-6, 11-13

F          Feb 14: Quiz 3 (Ch. 11 - 15)

 

Week 7: Ch. 16 – 18

M        Feb 17: NO CLASS: Presidents Day

T         Feb 18: Ch. 16 (third declension adjectives)

W        Feb 19: Ch. 17 (relative pronoun)

TH      Feb 20: Ch. 16 Exercitationes 4, 5, 6; Ch. 17 Exercitationes 1, 4, 5, 11

F          Feb 21: Ch. 18 (pres. passive: 1st & 2nd conj.)

 

Week 8: 19 – 20

M        Feb 24: Ch. 19 (perfect passive system, interrogatives)

T         Feb 25: Ch. 18 Exercitationes 1, 2, 6; Ch.19 Exercitationes 2, 4, 7, 8

W        Feb 26: Ch. 20 (4th declension)

TH      Feb 27: Ch. 20 Exercitationes 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12

F          Feb 28: Quiz 4 (Ch. 16 - 20)

 

Week 9: Ch. 21 – 25

M        Mar 2: Ch. 21 (pres. pass. 3rd & 4th) & Ch.  22 (5th decl.)

T         Mar 3: Ch. 23 (participles)

W        Mar 4: Ch. 24 (ablative absolute, passive periphrastic)

TH      Mar 5: Review Day

F          Mar 6: Ch. 23 Exercitationes 2, 3, 5, 7; Ch. 24 Exercitationes 2, 3, 8)

 

Week 10: Ch. 25 – 28

M      Mar 9: Ch. 25 (hand in packet by noon)

T        Mar 10: Ch. 25 ex. 4, 7, 10, 11, 12  (hand in by noon)

W      Mar 11: Ch. 26 &. 27 (hand in packet by noon)

TH    Mar 12: Ch. 28 (hand in packet by noon)

F        Mar 13: Ch. 28 ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 (hand in by noon)

 

FINAL EXAM: Will be made available on Wednesday, March 18th, and will be due (email to Grace at ghf2@uw.edu) by 5 pm on Thursday, March 19th.

 

Catalog Description: 
Intensive introduction to classical Latin. Not accepted as upper-division credit toward a major in Latin or classics. Does not satisfy foreign language proficiency requirement. Cannot be taken for credit if LATIN 101 already taken. Offered: WS.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 26, 2019 - 9:20pm
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