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LATIN 103 A: Introductory Latin

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Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 8:30am - 10:40am
Location: 
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SLN: 
11970
Instructor:
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Diana Molkova

Syllabus Description:

Latin 103 — Intensive First Year Latin

Summer 2021, MTWThF 8:30-10:20, on Zoom

Department course coordinator: Professor James Clauss
E-mail: jjc@uw.edu

Instructor: Diana Molkova
E-mail: dmolkova@uw.edu
Office hours: Friday 12-1pm and by appointment

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/).

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.

Grade breakdown:

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

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 less

0.0

77

2.4

 

 

76

2.3

 

 

75

2.2

 

 

In class work:

I do not require you to attend or participate during Zoom class time, but I strongly encourage it. Class will be recorded in order to make this course accessible. You are prohibited from sharing the recording with anyone outside this class.

Homework:

You will have homework assignments to be submitted before the beginning of each class. These assignments will be graded on completion. We will go over them in the beginning of each class.

Daily assessments:

Each assessment will cover the chapters introduced that day as well as the assigned translations. Time to take the daily assessment will be built into the zoom class time at the end of each class. Daily assessments are due before the next class at 8:30 AM. You may use your textbook and class notes, but no other resources. 

Final project:

This will be an open book translation of a short passageIt will be due on August 21 by the end of the day.

Schedule:

Week 1: Ch. 21 & 22           

TH       July 22: Syllabus, READ Ch. 21.

F          July 23: Ch. 21 Exercitationes 2, 6, 7, 8, 15; Sententiae Antiquae 2, 3. READ Ch. 22.

 

Week 2: Ch. 22 – Ch. 27

M        July 26: Ch. 22 Exercitationes 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 16. READ Ch. 23.

T          July 27: Ch. 23 Exercitationes 2, 5, 7, 10, 12; Sententiae Antiquae 2, 3. READ Ch. 24.

W        July 28: Ch. 24 Exercitationes 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 13, 16. READ Ch. 25.

TH       July 29: Ch. 25 Exercitationes 2, 7, 10, 11, 13. READ Ch. 26.

F          July 30: Ch. 26 Exercitationes 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 15. READ Ch. 27.

 

Week 3: Ch. 27 – 32

M        August 2: Ch. 27 Exercitationes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 13. READ Ch. 28.

T          August 3: Ch. 28 Exercitationes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12. READ Ch. 29.

W        August 4: Ch. 29 Exercitationes 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 13. READ Ch. 30.

TH       August 5: Ch. 30 Exercitationes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 13. READ Ch. 31.

F          August 6: Ch. 31 Exercitationes 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14. READ Ch. 32.

 

Week 4: Ch. 32 – 37

M        August 9: Ch. 32 Exercitationes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 15. READ Ch. 33.

T          August 10: Ch. 33 Exercitationes 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. READ Ch. 34.

W        August 11: Ch. 34 Exercitationes 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9. READ Ch. 35.

TH       August 12: Ch. 35 Exercitationes 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10. READ Ch. 36.

F          August 13: Ch. 36 Exercitationes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 16. READ Ch. 37.

 

Week 5: Ch. 38 – 40

M        August 16: Ch. 37 Exercitationes 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 15. READ Ch. 38.

T          August 17: Ch. 38 Exercitationes 2, 4, 7, 11, 13. READ Ch. 39.

W        August 18: Ch. 39 Exercitationes 1, 2, 3, 5; Sententiae Antiquae 1, 3, 11. READ Ch. 40.

TH       August 19: Ch. 40 Exercitationes 1, 2, 6, 9, 10; Sententiae Antiquae 8, 10, 17.

F          August 20: No class, bring questions about the final project.

August 21: Final project due.

 

 

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: 
May 26, 2021 - 4:48pm
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