Intermediate Latin I — LATN201

Fall, 2021

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General Information

Class location: 1114 ED
Class times: MWF 10:00–10:50am
Instructor: Nathan Owens
Office: 4037 BAL
Office hours: MWF 11:00–11:50am & by appt.
Email: nowens@odu.edu

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.

Required Texts

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.

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Course Objectives:

This course is designed to continue your introduction to the Latin language and to Roman history and culture. The main objective of the course will be to solidify your knowledge of the fundamentals of Latin grammar, syntax and vocabulary by reading, understanding, manipulating, and occasionally translating increasingly more complex passages in Latin, with the ultimate goal of transitioning to works by ancient Latin orators, historians, poets and playwrights.

Assignments and Evaluation

On-line workbook (exercitia and pēnsa) 20%
Quizzes (lowest three dropped) 20%
Tests (2) 40%
Oral evaluations (2) 20%

Grading Scale

A 100–93.3
A- 93.2–90.0
B+ 89.9–86.7
B 86.6–83.3
B- 83.2–80.0
C+ 79.9–76.7
C 76.6–73.3
C- 73.2–70.0
D+ 69.9–66.7
D 66.6–63.3
D- 63.2–60.0
F 59.9–0

Course Rules and Requirements:

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 prepare before coming to class. Scheduled assignments must be completed before class on the day they are assigned.

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: one midterm exam and one final exam during finals week. The midterm exam will cover material from the beginning of the semester. The final exam will be cumulative and cover everything in the course. 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.

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 LATN201 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.

Tentative Schedule

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 Introductiō et recēnsiō
Wednesday, September 1 Recēnsiō
Friday, September 3 Recēnsiō
Monday, September 6 Labor Day — no classes
Tuesday, September 7 last day to drop
Wednesday, September 8 Capitulum XX
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–102 (Lēctiōnēs I et II, pp. 154–158).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 175–177. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 181–182).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 3 et 5 et 6. Meditāminī facere exercitia 4 et 7 praesente.
Friday, September 10 Capitulum XX
  • FR : Legite versūs 103–164 (Lēctiō III, pp. 158–160).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 177–179. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 181–182).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 8 et 9. Meditāminī facere exercitium 10 praesente.
Monday, September 13 Capitulum XX
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–164.
  • COMP : Legite Studia Rōmāna (pp. 179–180). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 181–182).
  • OL : Facite pēnsa A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Tuesday, September 14 last day to withdraw (½ tuition refund)
Wednesday, September 15 Capitulum XXI
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–78 (Lēctiōnēs I et II, pp. 163–166).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 183–187. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 192–194).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 3 et 5 et 6 et 7. Meditāminī facere exercitium 4 praesente.
Friday, September 17 Capitulum XXI
  • FR : Legite versūs 79–206 (Lēctiō III et lēctiō grammatica pp. 166–170).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 187–191. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 192–194).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 9 et 10 et 11. Meditāminī facere exercitia 8 et 12 praesente.
Monday, September 20 Capitulum XXI
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–149.
  • COMP : Legite Studia Rōmāna (pp. 191–192). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 192–194).
  • OL : Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Wednesday, September 22 Capitulum XXII
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–55 (Lēctiō I, pp. 172–174).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 195–200. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 203–205).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 4. Meditāminī facere exercitium 3 praesente.
Friday, September 24 Capitulum XXII
  • FR : Legite versūs 56–135 (Lēctiō II et lēctiō grammatica pp. 174–177).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 200–202. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 203–205).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 5 et 6. Meditāminī facere exercitium 7 praesente.
Monday, September 27 Capitulum XXII
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–135.
  • COMP : Legite Studia Rōmāna (pp. 202–203). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 203–205).
  • OL : Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Wednesday, September 29 recēnsiō
Friday, October 1 Oral evaluation I
Monday, October 4 Capitulum XXIII
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–40 (lēctiō I).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 206–207. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 215–216).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 2. Meditāminī facere exercitium 3 praesente.
Wednesday, October 6 Capitulum XXIII
  • FR : Legite versūs 41–155 (lēctionēs II et III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 207–213. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 215–216).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 4 et 5 et 7 et 8 et 9 et 10. Meditāminī facere exercitia 6 et 10 praesente.
Friday, October 8 Capitulum XXIII
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–155.
  • COMP : Legite Studia Rōmāna (pp. 213–215). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 215–216).
  • OL : Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Monday, October 11 Fall Holiday — no classes
Wednesday, October 13 Capitulum XXIV
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–51 (lēctiō I).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 217–219. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 225–226).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 4. Meditāminī facere exercitium 3 praesente.
Friday, October 15 Capitulum XXIV
  • FR : Legite versūs 52–117 (lēctiō II).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 219–224. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 225–226).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 5 et 6 et 7 et 8.
Monday, October 18 Capitulum XXIV
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–117.
  • COMP : Legite Studia Rōmāna (pp. 224–225). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 225–226).
  • OL : Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Wednesday, October 20 Recēnsiō
Friday, October 22 Midterm Exam
Monday, October 25 Exam debrief — Capitulum XXV
Wednesday, October 27 Capitulum XXV
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–88 (lēctiōnēs I et II).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 227–231. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 234–236).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 3 et 4. Meditāminī facere exercitia 2 et 5 praesente.
Friday, October 29 Capitulum XXV
  • FR : Legite versūs 89–144 (lēctiō III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 232–233. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 234–236).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 6 et 7 et 8. Meditāminī facere exercitium 9 praesente.
Monday, November 1 Capitulum XXV
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–144.
  • COMP : Legite Studia Rōmāna (pp. 233–234). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 234–236).
  • OL : Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Wednesday, November 3 Capitulum XXVI
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–31 (lēctiō I).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 237–240. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 243–245).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 2. Meditāminī facere exercitium 3 praesente.
Friday, November 5 Capitulum XXVI
  • FR : Legite versūs 32–145 (lēctiōnēs II et III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 241–242. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 243–245).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 4 et 5 et 7 et 8. Meditāminī facere exercitia 6 et 9 praesente.
Monday, November 8 Capitulum XXVI
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–145 (lēctiōnēs I et II et III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 242–243 (Studia Rōmāna). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 243–245).
  • OL: Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Wednesday November 10 Capitulum XXVII
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–114 (lēctiōnēs I et II).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 246–251. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 255–257).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 5. Meditāminī facere exercitia 3 et 4 et 6 praesente.
Friday, November 12 Capitulum XXVII
  • FR : Legite versūs 115–180 (lēctiō III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 252–253. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 255–257).
  • OL: Facite exercitia 7 et 8 et 9. Meditāminī facere exercitium 10 praesente.
Monday, November 15 Capitulum XXVII
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–180 (lēctiōnēs I et II et III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 253–255 (Studia Rōmāna). Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 255–257).
  • OL: Facite pēnsum A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Wednesday, November 17 Recēnsiō
Friday, November 19 Oral evaluation 2
Monday, November 22 Capitulum XXVIII
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–108 (lēctiōnēs I et II).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 258–261. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 266–267).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 4 et 5. Meditāminī facere exercitia 3 et 6 praesente.
Wednesday, November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday — no classes
Friday, November 26 Thanksgiving Holiday — no classes
Monday, November 29 Capitulum XXVIII
  • FR : Legite versūs 109–189 (lēctiō III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 262–265. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 266–267).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 7 et 8 et 9. Meditāminī facere exercitium 10 praesente.
Wednesday, December 1 Capitulum XXVIII
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–189 (lēctiōnēs I et II et III).
  • COMP : Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 266–267).
  • OL : Facite pēnsa A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Friday, December 3 Capitulum XXIX
  • FR : Legite versūs 1–126 (lēctiōnēs I et II).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 268–272. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 276–278).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 1 et 2 et 4 et 5. Meditāminī facere exercitia 3 et 6 praesente.
Monday, December 6 Capitulum XXIX
  • FR : Legite versūs 127–202 (lēctiō III).
  • COMP : Legite pāginās 272–276. Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 276–278).
  • OL : Facite exercitia 7 et 8 et 9. Meditāminī facere exercitium 10 praesente.
Wednesday, December 8 Capitulum XXIX
  • FR : Legite dēnuō versūs 1–202 (lēctiōnēs I et II et III).
  • COMP : Studēte vocābulīs (pp. 276–278).
  • OL : Facite pēnsa A et B. Meditāminī facere pēnsum C praesente.
Friday, December 10 Recēnsiō
Friday, December 17 FINAL EXAM — 8:30–11:30am — In our normal classroom (ED 1114)

Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check the course homepage often for updates.