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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Latin

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

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Winter Term '01 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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 193 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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: No Homepage Submitted.

This 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 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 193 to enroll in Latin 194. 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 194. Intensive Elementary Latin II.

Elementary Courses

Section 002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 193 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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: No Homepage Submitted.

This 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 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 193 to enroll in Latin 194. 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 231. Introduction to Latin Prose.

Elementary Courses

Instructor(s): Donna Markus (markusdd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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.

Textbooks:

Required:

  • Anthony Snodgrass, Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in early Greek Art (Cambridge U Press: Cambridge 1998)
  • Coursepack available at Ulrich's and MBS

    Recommended:

  • W.A.P. Childs ed. Reading Greek Art: Essays by Nikolaus Himmelmann (Princeton U Press: Princeton 1998)

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    LATIN 232. Vergil, Aeneid.

    Elementary Courses

    Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 231 or 221. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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/RC Core 295. Intensive Latin II.

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Gina Marie Soter

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

    Credits: (8).

    Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

    See RC Core 295.001.

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    LATIN 301. Intermediate Latin I.

    Intermediate Courses

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Donka 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/301w.html

    The course aims to make a careful study of specific texts and to assist students in acquiring a coherent knowledge of Latin grammar by a systematic review of morphology and syntax. Two Latin books (one in prose, the other in verse) will be read and studied. The texts may change from year to year: examples are Cicero's Pro Caelio or In Catilinam and selections from Catullus' poems. In the translation of the texts, grammar and style will be emphasised and assignments drawn from the texts will be given on these aspects. The interpretation will cover matters literary, social, and historical, and thus provide a kind of introduction to the study of Latin literature, and through literature, of Roman culture. There will be quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination. It is expected that at the end of the course students will have mastered enough morphology and the most important elements of Latin syntax to be able to tackle the more advanced courses offered in Latin.

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    LATIN 402. Imperial Prose.

    Intermediate Courses

    Section 001 Latin Biography

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

    Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 301 or 302. (3). (HU). 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 & Distribution: Latin 301. (2). (Excl).

    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 & Distribution: Latin 301 or 302. (3). (HU). 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 & 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 499. Latin: Supervised Reading.

    Advanced Courses

    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 551. Elegiac Poets.

    Advanced Courses

    Section 001.

    Instructor(s): Ralph Johnson

    Prerequisites & Distribution: Latin 401. (3). (Excl). 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 & 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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