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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Latin


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


Two convictions are basic to the Elementary Latin Program of the Department of Classical Studies: (1) it is possible for every able-minded person to master the basic facts of a foreign language and (2) the learning experience leading to such a mastery is a privilege that is very specifically human and ought to be most satisfying. Essential facts of morphology, syntax, semantics, vocabulary, history, and culture are taught, and a knowledge of these facts enables students to understand Latin written by the famous authors of the Golden Age. Since at least 50% of the vocabulary of an educated speaker of English is Latin in origin, English vocabulary improves as Latin stems and derivatives are learned. The program normally takes four terms to complete. A placement test may be taken at the beginning or end of a term, and a student may succeed in placing out of one or more courses in the introductory sequence.

In the Elementary Latin Program, the department is offering LATIN 101, 102, 194, 231, and 232. LATIN 101 (see below) is for students with little or no previous Latin. A placement examination will determine the appropriate course for other students who enter the elementary sequence. Students with questions about which course to elect are encouraged to visit Professor Deborah Ross in 2143 Angell Hall, 764-0357.


LATIN 101. Elementary Latin.

Elementary Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 103, 193, or 502.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

All of the assigned tasks/exercises in LATIN 101 are directed toward the reading and translation of Classical Latin and not toward writing or conversation. The course has as its primary objective the acquisition of a fundamental understanding of basic Latin grammar and the development of basic reading skills. The text for the course is Knudsvig, Seligson, and Craig, Latin for Reading. LATIN 101 covers approximately the first half of the text. Supplementary readings in Roman culture will also be assigned. Grading is based on quizzes, class participation, hour examinations, and a final.

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LATIN 102. Elementary Latin.

Elementary Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 101. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 193 or 502.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

All of the assigned tasks/exercises in LATIN 102 are directed toward the reading and translation of Classical Latin and not toward writing or conversation. The course continues the presentation of the essentials of the Latin language as it covers the last half of Knudsvig, Seligson, and Craig, Latin for Reading. Supplementary readings in Roman culture will also be assigned. Extended reading selections from Plautus (comedy) and Eutropius (history) are introduced. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final.

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LATIN 103. Review Latin.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross

Prerequisites & Distribution: Some background in Latin and assignment by placement test. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Credit is granted for no more than two courses among LATIN 101, 102 and 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 193 or 502.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

All of the assigned tasks and exercises in Latin 103 are directed toward the reading and translation of Classical Latin and not toward writing or conversation. The text used is the same as that in LATIN 101 and 102, and the course starts at the beginning of the book. A more rapid pace is maintained as LATIN 103 covers the material of LATIN 101 and 102. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final.

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LATIN 193. Intensive Elementary Latin I.

Elementary Courses

Section 001 — Meets with Latin 502.001.

Instructor(s): Basil J Dufallo (dufallo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 101, 102, 103 or 502.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a rapid introduction to Latin and is intended for students with little or no prior Latin. Upperclass undergraduates in such fields as history, medieval or renaissance literature, or linguistics and who need to acquire a reading competence in a Latin as quickly as possible should elect this course. So should other undergraduates who intend to continue the study of Latin and want a rapid introduction that enables them to take upper-level Latin courses as soon as possible. This first-term course covers elementary grammar and syntax.

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LATIN 195 / RCCORE 195. Intensive Latin I.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gina Marie Soter (soter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (8). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Core 195.001.

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LATIN 231. Introduction to Latin Prose.

Elementary Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 102 or 103. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 194 or 503.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course reviews grammar as it introduces students to extended passages of classical Latin prose through selections from several authors of the first centuries B.C. and A.D., but primarily from Pliny the Younger. Class discussions center upon the readings. There will be supplementary readings assigned in Roman social history. Some course materials require the use of a computer. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour examinations, and a final.

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LATIN 232. Vergil, Aeneid.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 231 or 221. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 194 or 503.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is simple: to learn to read extensive passages of the greatest work of Latin literature, Vergil's Aeneid, with comprehension and enjoyment. This course will ask you to bring together and apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired up to this point and to build on these as you learn to read poetry. There will be some grammar review as necessary. You will also study Vergil's epic poem in English translation. By term's end you should have both a good understanding and appreciation of what the Aeneid is all about and an ability to handle a Latin passage of the poem with control and comprehension. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, hour exams, and a final.

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LATIN 232. Vergil, Aeneid.

Elementary Courses

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Robert D Wallin (rdwallin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 231 or 221. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 194 or 503.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is simple: to learn to read extensive passages of the greatest work of Latin literature, Vergil's Aeneid, with comprehension and enjoyment. This course will ask you to bring together and apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired up to this point and to build on these as you learn to read poetry. There will be some grammar review as necessary. You will read approximately one thousand lines of the poem overall, including extensive reading in one book of the epic, this fall book twelve — the poem's dramatic and puzzling closure. You will also study Vergil's complete poem in English translation as well as some of the poem's historical, political, philosophical, and literary context. By term's end you should have both a good understanding and appreciation of what the Aeneid is all about and an ability to handle a Latin passage of the poem with control and comprehension. Our texts (available from Shaman Drum Bookshop) will include Virgil, Aeneid XII (edited with introduction, notes, and vocabulary by W.S. Maguinness, Bristol Classical Press), David West's translation of The Aeneid, A New Prose Translation in the Penguin Classics series, and the Penguin Classics translation of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura. Grading is based on class participation, numerous quizzes, probably three in-class midterms, and a final exam.

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LATIN 301. Intermediate Latin I.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 — Catullus and Cicero. Meets with Latin 505.001.

Instructor(s): Donka D Markus (markusdd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 194 or 232. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~markusdd/50403.html

The purposes of this course are to read selections from the works of Catullus and Cicero with competence and appreciation; to increase mastery of Latin morphology, syntax, and vocabulary; and to develop advanced reading skills and sensitivity to word-order, meter, and style. Class sessions will consist of pre-reading, close reading, sight-reading, analysis, and discussion of passages with due attention to cultural context and the authors' social background. Students will be introduced to the major reference tools and resources for the study of Latin available in print and electronic format. The readings are selected and organized on the theme of Friendship in Ancient Rome.

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LATIN 401. Republican Prose.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 — Cicero's Speeches of 63 B.C.

Instructor(s): Bruce W Frier (bwfrier@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 301 or 302. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In 63 B.C., as Consul, Cicero suppressed a "terrorist" revolt against the Roman government. We will read several of Cicero's orations illustrating his rhetorical skills and political maneuvering during this year. Books will cost less than $50.

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LATIN 409. Augustan Poetry.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 — Vergil's Aeneid.

Instructor(s): Netta Ruth Berlin

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 301 or 302. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

We will read three books of Vergil's AENEID. Many students will have done some reading in the earlier books of the AENEID in a previous course. The present course assumes knowledge of the first six books, in translation at least. Our aim will be to make a detailed exploration of three books, through close in-class reading of the Latin text and discussion of literary and cultural problems. Students will be expected to read at a fairly rapid rate, and to explore secondary sources on reserve.

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LATIN 421 / EDCURINS 421. Teaching of Latin.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing in Latin and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A workshop-type course designed to provide prospective secondary and college teachers with the skills necessary to analyze structures and texts, and to design instructional materials and class presentations. The course will also introduce the students to those aspects of modern linguistic theories that have practical application to teaching and learning Latin.

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LATIN 426. Practicum.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Permission of the instructor is required to elect Latin 426. Students must submit a plan for a project related to the teaching of Latin. The course is designed for students who wish to continue work begun in Latin 421.

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LATIN 453. Sallust.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ben Fortson (fortsonb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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LATIN 497. Senior Latin Seminar.

Advanced Courses

Section 001 — Text and Image in Latin Poetry. Meets with Greek 497.001.

Instructor(s): Basil J Dufallo (dufallo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors student; others with permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/latin/497/001.nsf

The description of art objects (ekphrasis), is responsible for many passages of great aesthetic beauty in Latin poetry, and is an important way that the Latin poets seek to emulate their Greek predecessors. Yet far more than aesthetics and literary tradition is at stake in describing art at Rome. The display and appreciation of art often has major social, political, and cultural implications as well. Poetry is a key medium for showing and telling Romans about art precisely because it helps invest the aesthetic world with social, political, and cultural power. In this course we will read some of the best-loved poetry of canonical authors such as Catullus, Vergil, and Propertius, as well as lesser-known work by authors such as Statius. We will refer often to visual art objects and to modern theories of the relationship between texts and images in an attempt to understand the full import of the poetry we read. The course will have a seminar format. Students will be expected to make a class presentation and write a final paper.

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LATIN 499. Latin: Supervised Reading.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in Greek Language and Literature or Classical Languages and Literatures. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of LATIN 499, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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LATIN 591. History of Roman Literature, Beginnings to Cicero.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Netta Ruth Berlin

Prerequisites & Distribution: Approximately eight credits in advanced Latin reading courses. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A survey of the development of Roman literature from the beginnings to the Augustan age, including epic, drama, lyric, oratory, and the beginnings of philosophy. Lectures, assigned readings, and reports.

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LATIN 599. Supervised Reading in Latin Literature.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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