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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Latin


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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. (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: 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. (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: 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.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 102, 103, 193/504, or 195. (8). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8).

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

See RCCORE 295.001.

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LATIN 301. Intermediate Latin I.

Intermediate Courses

Section 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: No homepage submitted.

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 402. Imperial Prose.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 — Livy.

Instructor(s): Benjamin W Fortson (fortsonb@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.

This course will be devoted to selections from Livy's History. The class will consider, in addition to translation, Livy's place in Roman historiography, his sources, issues of genre and style, and sociocultural 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 — Horace.

Instructor(s): Netta Ruth Berlin (berlin@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.

This course will center on the intersection of life and literature in Agustan Rome as represented in Horace's lyric poetry. Students will refine their translation skills through close reading of poems from all four books of the Odes. These poems treat a wide range of themes in the lyric mode, for example, love, wisdom, friendship, civic ideals, rustic simplicity, and poetry as a vocation. Particular attention will be given to the literary tradition (Greek lyric) and the cultural-historical context (Augustan ideology and the birth of the prinicipate) within which the Odes were written. We will also read Horace's Carmen Saeculare, which was composed for the Ludi Saeculares of 17 BC, one of several archaic rituals that Rome's first emperor restored in order to legitimize his rule. This poem, which was performed as a public spectacle in a religious context, offers an interesting point of comparison with the Odes, which were composed for the reading pleasure of the culturally elite.

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LATIN 421 / EDCURINS 421. Teaching of Latin.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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 Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

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 470. Catullus.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Benjamin B Acosta-Hughes (bacosta@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended as an in-depth collective reading of the 1st cent. BCE Roman poet Catullus. We will consider the artist and his work from a range of perspectives that include Catullus as witness to the world of the late Roman republic, his own reception and re-configuration of earlier art, and his place in an evolving tradition of Roman love poetry. Among the larger themes that will figure in our discussion will be the poet's conceptualization of his art in a variety of poetic genres, his use of language and imagery of social relationships, artistic self-portrayal and its contradictions, "translation" of Greek texts into a Roman setting, literary occasion, and the poetic representation of sex.

Participants in the course are expected to have successfully achieved at least one introductory reading course (Latin 410 or equivalent). Some familiarity with Greek is desirable. Course requirements will include two short oral reports, two translation exams, and a final paper (ca. 15 pp.). Mandatory attendance and participation at all class meetings. There will be one OCT text.

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LATIN 490. Martial and Roman Epigram.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 301. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Martial. In this course we will read a broad selection of Martial's epigrams with the goal of understanding Martial's technique, the context in which he wrote, and the nature and history of the epigram at Rome. We will be asking, in particular, whether the tendency to view epigram as a "minor" genre has obscured important aspects of its engagement not only with the literary tradition, but also with the social, cultural, and political concerns of Martial and his contemporaries. This will lead us to consider such "major" issues as invective, violence, gender, sexuality, and text vs. image.

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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 551. Elegiac Poets.

Advanced Courses

Section 001 — Heroides.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: LATIN 401. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the Heroides, of which we will read most. There will be brief class presentations, which can provide the basis for term papers, and a few translation quizzes.

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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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