Class location: 1103 ED2
Class times: MWF 10:00–10:50am
Instructor: Nathan Owens
Office: 4037 BAL
Office hours: MWF 11–11:50am
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.
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 solidfy 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.
|Written Homework (Caesar & Cicero)||15%|
|Quizzes (lowest three dropped)||15%|
|Oral evaluations (×2)||15%|
|Written Exams (×2)||30%|
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! If you do not read the assigned lines and pages and do the assigned exercitia and pēnsa, you will be unable to participate fully in class and could be counted wholly or partially absent.
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.
Orals: There will be two oral evaluations. For each oral you will be asked to recite a memorized extract. After the recitation, you will be given a short quiz to gauge your understanding. More details will be given in class.
Written Exams: There will be two written exams covering Capitula XXX–XXXI and Capitula XXXII–XXXIII, respectively. 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 LATN202 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.
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. The lecture notes are not intended as a substitute for attendance, nor as a record of everything that goes on in class.
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, January 10||Intrōductiō et recēnsiō|
|Wednesday, January 12||recēnsiō et Capitulum XXX|
|Friday, January 14||Capitulum XXX
|Monday, January 17||Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday — no classes|
|Tuesday, January 18||last day to drop|
|Wednesday, January 19||Capitulum XXX
|Friday, January 21||lūdus sublātus propter nivem|
|Monday, January 24||Capitulum XXX
|Tuesday, January 25||last day to withdraw (½ tuition refund)|
|Wednesday, January 26||Capitulum XXX
|Friday, January 28||Capitulum XXXI
|Monday, January 31||Capitulum XXXI
|Wednesday, February 2||Capitulum XXXI
|Friday, February 4||Capitulum XXXI
|Monday, February 7||recēnsiō
Exam 1 Study Guide
|Wednesday, February 9||Written Exam 1|
|Friday, February 11||exam debrief — Capitulum XXXII|
|Monday, February 14||Capitulum XXXII
|Wednesday, February 16||Capitulum XXXII
|Friday, February 18||Capitulum XXXII
|Monday, February 21||Capitulum XXXII
|Wednesday, February 23||Capitulum XXXIII
|Friday, February 25||Capitulum XXXIII
|Monday, February 28||Capitulum XXXIII
|Wednesday, March 2||Capitulum XXXIII
|Friday, March 4||recēnsiō
|Monday, March 7||Spring Holiday — no classes|
|Wednesday, March 10||Spring Holiday — no classes|
|Friday, March 11||Spring Holiday — no classes|
|Monday, March 14||recēnsiō
|Wednesday, March 16||Written Exam 2|
|Friday, March 18||exam debrief — Caesar introduction|
|Monday, March 21||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Wednesday March 23||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Friday, March 25||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Monday, March 28||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Wednesday, March 30||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Friday, April 1||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Monday, April 4||Oral Evalution 1|
|Wednesday, April 6||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Friday, April 8||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Monday, April 11||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Wednesday, April 13||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Friday, April 15||Dē Bellō Gallicō
|Monday, April 18||writing day — no class|
|Wednesday, April 20||Cicero, In Catilinam
|Friday, April 22||peer review
|Monday, April 25||Final exam essay due in my mailbox (4037 BAL) by 4:00pm!|
Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Check the course homepage often for updates.