Class location: BAL 2070 (11593) & ED2 1101 (10163)
Class times: MWF 12:00–12:50pm (11593) & 1:00–1:50pm (10163)
Instructor: Nathan Owens
Office: BAL 4037
Office hours: MWF 11:00–11:50am & by appt.
Note: The course webpage and e-mail will be fundamental parts of this course. You should regularly check the course webpage for updates and your email for messages.
Forbidden: On-line translators such as Google Translate are expressly forbidden. Use of these will be considered a violation of ODU’s code of student conduct, Section IX. A. 1. and will be dealt with as such.
I will make my lecture notes available in pdf form, and you may download them from the course website by clicking on the corresponding date in the schedule. The lecture notes are not intended as a substitute for attendance, nor as a record of everything that goes on in class.
This course is designed to introduce students to the Latin language and to Roman history and culture. Much of this course will be spent acquiring a working knowledge of the fundamentals of Latin grammar, syntax and vocabulary by reading, understanding, manipulating, and occasionally translating sentences.
|Exercitia and Pēnsa (Online Workbook)||15%|
|Quizzes (lowest three dropped)||20%|
|Written Exams (3)||50%|
|Oral Evaluations (2)||15%|
Classroom Conduct: Appropriate conduct by students is an absolute requirement and the university must operate with a policy of zero tolerance for any disruptive behavior. The term disruptive behavior means any behavior that substantially interferes with the conduct of a class. Disruptive behavior may include but is not limited to:
The instructor of record has the authority to maintain appropriate classroom behavior in all courses offered by Old Dominion University. Students who engage in persistent disruptive behavior will be asked to leave the classroom and will be counted absent. If a student refuses to leave the classroom when asked, the Old Dominion University Police Department will be called immediately.
Attendance: Attendance is taken daily. In the event you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed. You may take up to three absences for any reason. Each absence thereafter will reduce your final grade by one third of a letter grade (3.33%). In case of family emergencies (e.g., death of an immediate family member), please contact Student Outreach & Support and submit a request for extended absence notification. Please inform me as soon as you know that you will be absent, preferably by e-mail.
In addition, you must attend 80% of classes to receive a regular letter grade. If you miss more than 20% (i.e., more than 8 classes), you will receive an F or WF.
This attendance policy applies to all classes missed—even if you registered late for the course.
Tardiness: Please make whatever necessary arrangements to ensure that you arrive on time. If you arrive late, do not knock! Wait outside the door and you will bet let in when it is convenient. If you are late by less than 10 minutes, it will count as half of an absence. If you are late by more than 10 minutes, you will be counted as absent for the entire period.
Participation: This class assumes and requires active participation and daily preparation. There are no points given for participation. If you come to class unprepared, inattentive, or fail to participate, you may be counted as wholly or partially absent.
Electronic devices: Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed. Leave them in silent mode and in a bag or pocket. Devices are not allowed to be out on a desk at any time unless approved beforehand by the instructor.
Daily homework and preparation: In order to prepare for class, you must read the pages and do the exercises assigned before coming to class. There is much material to cover, and you will be lost if you do not read and understand it before coming to class.
Homework assignments in FR must be completed before class on the day they are assigned. A substantial portion of each class will be spent working with and sometimes correcting FR assignments. During this time you must correct any errors you make in a different color ink, if applicable. FR assignments will be collected and verified for completeness at the end of each class.
Quizzes: There will be a quiz almost every class period covering the readings and vocabulary for the day. Quizzes are not listed on the schedule; just assume that there will be one. Make-up quizzes are generally not given, but the three lowest quiz scores will be dropped.
Exams: There will be two written exams during the semester, and a final exam during finals week. The two regular exams will cover material from chapters 1–3 and 4–7, respectively. The final exam will be cumulative and cover everything in the course, chapters 1–10, with special emphasis on chapters 8–10. Make-up exams will be administered only in the case of an officially excused absence (i.e., an illness or family emergency that has been documented with Student Outreach & Support). All exams must be taken.
Oral evaluations: There will be two oral evaluations throughout the semester. These evaluations consist of a performance of a short dialog with a partner. The dialog must be completely memorized. More details will be given in class.
Progress reports: Since this a 100/200-level course, students will receive a progress grade in the fifth week of classes. You can access your progress grade from the student menu in LeoOnline. I will also provide periodic written progress reports a few times during the semester.
Communication: Check your ODU email daily. If you need to send me an email, be sure to include LATN101 in the subject line. If you have questions about the homework, let me know via ODU email as soon as possible.
Accessibility & Accommodations: If you require instructional accommodation through the Office of Educational Accessibility, please let me know as soon as possible, by e-mail, during office hours, or after class. For more information, see: http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/educationalaccessibility/. Accommodations cannot and will not be made before the receipt of an accommodation letter from the Office of Educational Accessibility.
Honor pledge: “I pledge to support the honor system of Old Dominion University. I will refrain from any form of academic dishonesty or deception, such as cheating or plagiarism. I am aware that as a member of the academic community, it is my responsibility to turn in all suspected violators of the honor system. I will report to Honor Council hearings if summoned.” By attending Old Dominion University, you have accepted the responsibility to abide this code. This is an institutional policy approved by the Board of Visitors.
Unless otherwise noted, assignments are to be completed before the beginning of class on the date indicated.
|diēs||lēctiōnēs et pēnsa et exercitia domestica|
|Monday, August 30||Intrōductiō|
|Wednesday, September 1||Intrōductiō
|Friday, September 3||Capitulum I
|Monday, September 6||Labor Day — no classes|
|Tuesday, September 7||last day to drop|
|Wednesday, September 8||Capitulum I
|Friday, September 10||Capitulum I
|Monday, September 13||Capitulum II
|Tuesday, September 14||last day to withdraw (½ tuition refund)|
|Wednesday, September 15||Capitulum II
|Friday, September 17||Capitulum II
|Monday, September 20||Capitulum III
|Wednesday, September 22||Capitulum III
|Friday, September 24||Capitulum III
|Monday, September 27||Recēnsiō|
|Wednesday, September 29||Exam I|
|Friday, October 1||Capitulum IV
|Monday, October 4||Capitulum IV
|Wednesday, October 6||Capitulum IV
|Friday, October 8||Capitulum V
|Monday, October 11||Fall Holiday — no classes|
|Wednesday, October 13||Capitulum V
|Friday, October 15||Capitulum V
|Monday, October 18||Recēnsiō|
|Wednesday, October 20||Oral Evaluation 1 — Orals take place in BAL 4037!
|Friday, October 22||Capitulum VI
|Monday, October 25||Capitulum VI
|Wednesday, October 27||Capitulum VI
|Friday, October 29||Capitulum VII
|Monday, November 1||Capitulum VII
|Wednesday, November 3||Capitulum VII
|Friday, November 5||Recēnsiō|
|Monday, November 8||Exam 2|
|Wednesday November 10||Exam debrief — Capitulum VIII|
|Friday, November 12||Capitulum VIII
|Monday, November 15||Capitulum VIII
|Wednesday, November 17||Capitulum VIII
|Friday, November 19||Capitulum IX
|Monday, November 22||Capitulum IX
|Wednesday, November 24||Thanksgiving Holiday — no classes|
|Friday, November 26||Thanksgiving Holiday — no classes|
|Monday, November 29||Capitulum IX
|Wednesday, December 1||Capitulum X
|Friday, December 3||Capitulum X
|Monday, December 6||Capitulum X
|Wednesday, December 8||Recēnsiō|
|Friday, December 10||Oral evaluation 2|
|FINAL EXAM — Check the final exam calendar for exam days and times.|
Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check the course homepage often for updates.