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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Latin


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

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Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Latin.


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: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Latin 103, 193, or 502. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~classics/latin/101/

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. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Latin 193 or 502. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~classics/latin/102/

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 194. Intensive Elementary Latin II.

Elementary Courses

Section 001 Meets with Latin 503.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 193 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Latin 221, 222, 231, 232, or 503. Graduate students should elect 503. (4). (Excl). This course does not satisfy the language requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~markusdd/19402.html

This course is a continuation of Latin 193, a beginning language course which will have covered, by the end of the Fall term, the essentials of Latin morphology 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 selections from Vergil's Aeneid . Students need to have taken Latin 193 or equivalent to enroll in Latin 194. Throughout the course, there will be a systematic review of Latin grammar to ensure a command of language necessary for increasing ease in reading. Therefore, anyone with knowledge of elementary Latin could profit from the course.

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LATIN 231. Introduction to Latin Prose.

Elementary Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Latin 194, 222, or 503. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~classics/latin/231/

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 231 or 221. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Latin 194, 222, or 503. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~classics/latin/232/

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 295 / RCCORE 295. Intensive Latin II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 102, 103, or 193/504. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~soter/LAT29501.html

See RC Core 295.001.

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LATIN 301. Intermediate Latin I.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 Catullus and Cicero.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 194, 222, or 232. (3). (HU).

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

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

The purpose of this course is to read selections from the works of Catullus and Cicero with competence and appreciation, to increase mastery of Latin morphology, syntax and vocabulary, 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 402. Imperial Prose.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 Livy.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will be devoted to selections from Livy's History, with emphasis on Books 1, 5, and 6. The class will consider, in addition to translation, issues of genre, style, and socio-cultural context. We will try to understand Livy's text not only as a record of the past, but as a product of Augustan Rome. What, specifically, does Livy tell us about the value that Augustan Rome placed on historical examples (exempla)? Course requirements will include a paper, quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam.

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LATIN 410. Poetry of the Republic or Later Empire.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 The Odes of Horace.

Instructor(s): Joseph D Reed (josephdr@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The object of this course is to achieve proficiency in Latin by reading through the Odes of Horace with attention to their language, style, and cultural background. A major object of concern will be the genre of the Odes, which encompass personal, romantic, and political poems. Attention will also be given to textual problems. Each student will be required to give a presentation in class and submit a term paper (7-10 pages), which may be based on the presentation; in connection with these projects we will discuss some critical readings on Horace. There will also be quizzes, a translation midterm, and a final.

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LATIN 421 / EDCURINS 421. Teaching of Latin.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

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

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

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 & Distribution: Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

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 439. Ovid, Selections.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James I Porter (jport@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will serve as an introduction to Ovid's Metamorphoses. Most of the time will be spent reading, translating, and appreciating the work itself and the ways in which it has earned its reputation as one of the wittiest writings to come down to us from Greek and Roman antiquity. We will also spend time discussing selected recent scholarship on Ovid, and we will ask ourselves what sorts of things Ovid would be writing today if he were our contemporary. As a first approach to the question, we will look at works from two contemporary Italian mythographers, Italo Calvino and Roberto Calasso.

Selections will be drawn from W.S. Anderson's two-volume commentary. Course requirements include: (i) a midterm exam (translation and identifications); (ii) a final translation exam; (iii) three short papers (3-4 pp.), one on Ovid in relation to an essay of literary criticism about Ovid, one comparing various translations of Ovid, and one on some post-Ovidian modern writer. There will also be (iv) take-home exercises of a page or so in which students will have a chance to try their own hands at metamorphotic writing (taking a myth and rewriting it the way Ovid would have done) and even at artful translation.

Books will be available at Shaman Drum on S. State Street. Check my website for further updates: http://www.umich.edu/~jport/. Queries to jport@umich.edu.

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LATIN 499. Latin: Supervised Reading.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). 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 558. Cicero, Philosophical Works.

Advanced Courses

Section 001 Cicero's Philosophical Dialogues and Seneca's Epistulae Morales.

Instructor(s): Sara L Rappe (rappe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we examine Cicero's major philosophical works: the Academica, the Tusculan Disputations, and the De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum. If there is time, we might also have a look at Tully's Offices.

In each of these works, Cicero rehearses some of the more interesting doctrinal disputes that occupied adherents of the various Hellenistic schools, viz., Stoics, Epicureans, and Skeptics. While Cicero's status as a philosopher may easily be disputed, the importance of these works for the study of Hellenistic philosophy may not. True it is that Cicero puts elaborate philosophical arguments into the mouths of certain Romans least likely to have been capable of understanding these ideas. Nevertheless, it turns out that Cicero's works are a major source of information on philosophical developments in the Stoa and the late Academy. He is not as good on Epicurus, as we shall see. In addition to looking at the texts of Cicero, we shall also have occasion to read some of Seneca's Epistulae Morales, as further evidence of Stoic doctrines.

Midterm translation exam, two class presentations, and a final paper.

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LATIN 592. History of Roman Literature, Vergil to Ausonius.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 591 or twelve credits in advanced Latin reading courses. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The development of Roman literature under the Empire, including the beginnings of Christian literature in Latin.

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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 repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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