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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Latin
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for LATIN

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Latin.


LATIN 402. Imperial Prose.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 Latin Biography

Instructor(s): David S Potter (dsp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Latin 301 or 302. (3). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course will explore the biographical tradition in imperial Latin prose, and earlier. We will begin with Cornelius Nepos' Life of Atticus, and then read selections from Suetonius' Caesar and Augustus, as well as Augustus' Res Gestae. The course will conclude with the Historia Augusta Life of Hadrian. Consideration will be given to issues of genre, literary history, and ancient scholarship as well as translation. Course requirements will include three hour exams (translation) and a paper. There will be no final examination.

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LATIN 403. Elementary Latin Composition.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kweku A Garbrah (kagarbra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Latin 301. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Introduction to the writing of Latin prose. Designed to cover the fundamentals of prose composition, i.e. all constructions and idioms (chiefly used by authors of the classical period of Latin literature i.e. ca. 80 B.C. ca. A.D. 117) that are frequently required in Latin composition. Begins systematically with detached sentences (illustrating various constructions and the most notable differences between English and Latin idiom) to be rendered into Latin, in order to give practice in writing Latin correctly, and concludes with connected pieces or continuous narratives selected from original English passsages for turning into Latin prose. Some familiarity with the basic elements of Latin syntax is assumed. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

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LATIN 410. Poetry of the Republic or Later Empire.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 Roman Comedy

Instructor(s): David O Ross Jr (doross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Latin 301 or 302. (3). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We will read one comedy by Plautus and one of Terence. This will serve as an introduction to the language of early (2nd century) Rome, and to the wonderful world of Romans on holiday.

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LATIN 421/EducationD 421. Teaching of Latin.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior standing in Latin and permission of instructor. (3).

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 (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. (3).

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 499. Latin: Supervised Reading.

Advanced Courses

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). May not be included in a concentration plan in Greek Language and Literature or Classical Languages and Literatures. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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LATIN 503. Intensive Reading of Latin.

Graduate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert John Sklenar (rsklenar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a continuation of Latin 502, a beginning language course which will have covered, by the end of the Fall Term, the essentials of Latin accidence and syntax, with some experience in reading continuous Latin prose. The second term of this introductory sequence will continue the reading of prose and will then include one of the first six books of Vergil's Aeneid. Students need not have taken Latin 502 to enroll in Latin 503. Initially there will be a systematic review of Latin grammar, and throughout the term attention will be paid to details of grammar to ensure a command of language necessary for increasing ease in reading. Therefore, anyone with a knowledge of elementary Latin could profit from the course. The Aeneid has been chosen as the main text because of its inherent importance for later European poetry and literature, and will be considered in class discussion as such not simply as an exercise in translation.

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LATIN 503. Intensive Reading of Latin.

Graduate Courses

Section 002.

Instructor(s): David O Ross Jr (doross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a continuation of Latin 502, a beginning language course which will have covered, by the end of the Fall Term, the essentials of Latin accidence and syntax, with some experience in reading continuous Latin prose. The second term of this introductory sequence will continue the reading of prose and will then include one of the first six books of Vergil's Aeneid. Students need not have taken Latin 502 to enroll in Latin 503. Initially there will be a systematic review of Latin grammar, and throughout the term attention will be paid to details of grammar to ensure a command of language necessary for increasing ease in reading. Therefore, anyone with a knowledge of elementary Latin could profit from the course. The Aeneid has been chosen as the main text because of its inherent importance for later European poetry and literature, and will be considered in class discussion as such not simply as an exercise in translation.

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LATIN 551. Elegiac Poets.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ralph Johnson

Prerequisites: Latin 401. (3). May be repeated for six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The main focus will be on poems in Propertius 1-2, but we will be reading a few poems from Tibullus and Ovid as well; we will also sample some poems from the later elegiac tradition: Donne, Goethe, C.Day Lewis. Midterm, 10 page term paper, final.

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LATIN 599. Supervised Reading in Latin Literature.

Advanced Courses

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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LATIN 642/Law 877. Introduction to Roman Law.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 Meets with Classical Civilization 472.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing only. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Classical Civilization 472.001.

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LATIN 820. Ovid: The Amores.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 Ovid's Fasti

Instructor(s): Ralph Johnson

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Close readings of sections of the poem that center on Aeneas, Romulus, and other foundation legends; student reports on and class discussions of major recent interpretations of the poem's representations of imperial ideology. Seminar paper.

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LATIN 849. Constantine and His Age.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 Time, Land, and Labor in the Ancient and Late Antique Roman Empire

Instructor(s): Sabine G Maccormack (sgm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: A 500-Level Latin course; Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course examines the nature of work on the land, and attitudes to it, from the later Roman republic to late antiquity. Cicero considered engagement with the land to be a laudable occupation, but he and the agricultural writers of the republic and early empire were thinking of supervising work on the land, rather than performing it themselves. At the end of the period being studied, by contrast, Christian writers considered labor on the land, along with other forms of physicial work to be honorable occupations, at least in theory. Meanwhile, in the transition from ancient to Christian methods of time reckoning, conceptions of hours, days, weeks, months, and years changed profoundly and contributed to the reformulation of the idea and reality of work. These changes were also expressed in poetry and in the visual arts, and they can be traced archaeologically on the land itself. The purpose of the course is to explore these and related shifts in the sources and to consider how they can be explained.

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LATIN 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Graduate Courses

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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LATIN 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Graduate Courses

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Winter Academic Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

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LATIN 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Graduate Courses

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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