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LATIN 101 B: Introductory Latin

Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 10:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
SMI 313
SLN: 
17256
Instructor:
Diana holding up a puppy and smiling
Diana Molkova

Syllabus Description:

This page contains course policies and grading structure. For an explanation of our general weekly structure and the daily assignments by date, go here.

Latin 101 B Autumn 2021: Introductory Latin

Mon-Fri 10:30-11:30 SMI 313

Department course coordinator: Alexander Hollmann (hollmann@u.washington.edu)

Instructor: Diana Molkova
E-mail: dmolkova@uw.edu
Office hours: Wed 1pm via zoom (see Zoom tab on canvas)

You can address me by my first name, Diana. I answer class-related e-mails only on weekdays (M-F) before 7pm. If I don't respond to an e-mail within 24 hours, don't hesitate to follow up on canvas, sometimes my junk folder becomes overzealous. Please keep in mind that our e-mail correspondence is a public record according to RCW 42.56, the Washington State Public Records Act, and I have the right to share it with my supervisor or other authorities if I think it is necessary (more information at https://itconnect.uw.edu/work/appropriate-use/public-records-act/).

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.
  • 38 Latin Stories. (5th ed.) Designed to accompany Wheelock’s Latin (7th ed.)

Grading:

Homework 35%

Wheelock sentences translation 15%

38 Latin Stories translation 10%

Inscriptions translation 10%

Weekly assessments 50%

Final project 15%

Homework: There will be homework assignments, drawn from Wheelock, 38 Latin Stories, and inscription passages that I will distribute to you. These will be graded on their completion.  You will submit the homework on Canvas before class on the day they are due.

Assessments: There will be weekly assessments on Fridays located under Quizzes on Canvas. Assessments are due every week on Sunday at 5 PM. You may use your textbook and class notes, but no other resources.

Final Project: This will be an open book translation of a short Latin passage. It will be due on December 15, to be submitted on Canvas under Quizzes. More details for this will be distributed as we approach the end of the quarter.

Grading 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

 

 

Course policies:

Face coverings

Face coverings are required to be worn in class regardless of vaccination status. You can read more about this and other COVID-related stuff here.

UW Protocol for COVID exposure

"If you were in a classroom, lab, office or other University location where a COVID-19-positive person spent at least 10 minutes during their infectious period, even if you were not a close contact of that person, you will be notified of your potential exposure and receive guidance to help prevent spread.

EH&S will notify instructors directly if a student in their in-person class has a suspected or confirmed case, and provide them with a notification to send to all other students who attended the class. The notification includes information about the date of the potential exposure, as well as guidance on how to watch for symptoms and quarantine, if necessary.

Only those who have been in close contact with a COVID-19-positive individual may need to quarantine. And in most cases, fully vaccinated people who are not experiencing symptoms do not need to quarantine following an exposure.

While in quarantine and isolating, students must not attend class. Instructors and students are both encouraged to communicate needs for accommodations and questions or concerns regarding their ability to fulfill the class’s academic requirements."

You can read more here.

Access and Accomodations

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 on your campus. 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.

Religious Accomodations

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.

Further resources

UW Campus Food Pantry: Provides UW students, staff, and faculty with nonperishable groceries and select fresh produce for no cost.

Counseling Center: Resources for students seeking help in coping with stress or other mental health concerns.

Let’s Talk: Free, confidential, informal drop-in counseling service at UW.

Leadership Without Borders: Resources for undocumented students.

International Student Services Office: Visa and immigration advising for international students on F or J student visas.

Safe Campus: How to report violence or threats to the safety of yourself or others. Note: Faculty and TAs at UW must report to the authorities any reports or evidence of sexual violence they encounter.

Catalog Description: 
An intensive study of grammar, with reading and writing of simple Latin prose. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 17, 2021 - 2:23am
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