Latin 2

Spring 2006

How to Find your Instructor
Instructor: Pam Haskell

You may reach me at haskellp@southwestern.edu or leave a voice mail message at ext. 1554. I am a diurnal person--I get up when the sun rises and go to bed pretty soon after it sets. If you leave me a message or an email after 10 p.m. at night, there is zero chance I will get to it before the next morning. My office hours are 10-11 am MWF or by appointment, Mood Bridwell 223.
Lots of modern, anonymous ways of communicating electronically seem to me to cross boundaries--I really perfer the handwritten note to set up an appointment or SPEAKING TO ME IN PERSON. I do water aerobics in the hour immediately following class so another time to reach me is after I crawl out of the pool around 3:15 pm or so.

We will continue to learn grammar and to practice translation but also explore some cultural, historical, etymological, and linguistic issues. In most of the course, our work will be the "nuts and bolts" variety--memorizing the vocabularies and the forms but as our translation skills increase, we do get a better sense of what makes up the language and culture of the Romans. We learn Latin to help our understanding of English, vocabulary building, and especially to learn about a really different culture.

Course text: Wheelock's Latin, rev. by R. LaFleur, sixth edition.

Learning Latin. The only way to learn Latin is to do it; there has never been a substitute for doing the work, memorizing the vocabulary, and translating the Latin into English as it is assigned. If you accept the challenge of time management, you will save yourself a tremendous amount of frustration as the year progresses. If you do assignments as they are assigned, you will do better in the class. Neither Hal nor I have ever had a student who breezes through a course, learns it all in the last two weeks and passes. There is also no reason to treat the scheduled quizzes as "open book" quizzes, which they are not, they are closed book quizzes operating on the honor system. If you do not do them honestly, you will be in for a shock when you take the exam. Do what is on the syllabus when you should and you will do better and you will have a much lower stress level.

Exams. The exams consist of sentences or pasages for translation (mostly Latin to English), testing your ability to combine the grammar and vocabulary.

Scheduled Quizzes. The quizzes cover the material to be memorized in each chapter but may also review elements the class may need to revisit.  Generally, the material can be divided into declensions, conjugations, and vocabulary.  This material is to be learned by you, on your own, and can only be learned by you.  The quizzes are considered "closed book" according to the Honor Code of Southwestern University.  Quizzes will be in Segue at the "Quiz" button at the top of the seque page.  Generally, they will be posted two days before the class and ARE DUE PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON THE DATE FOR WHICH THEY ARE ASSIGNED.

Pop Quizzes.  Pop quizzes will be given during class whenever the spirit moves the teacher.  They will be on the same material as the quizzes.

Homework Assignments.  Assignments posted on segue (on the "assignments" button) are due BEFORE class.  You are expected to do those assignments.  We do not expect perfection, but we do expect a really good try.  The more you put into this part of the class, the better your final grade will be.

Class Participation:  regular preparation and participation are expected--lack of such activity will affect your grade negatively.  Your performance in class will be judged as to completion and to understanding; 10% of your grade will be based on daily class participation.  Do not be afraid--look how long it took you to learn your first language and how many mistakes you made along the way!  Well, the same process happens whenever you learn a language, trial and error and a lot of repetition.  The more active the learning process is for you, the more interesting and the more fun it becomes!

Class attendance--students are expected to come to class.  Students may have three unexcused absences (you must be here for 40 out of 43 classes, for example).  Unexcused absences over the three will result in a lowering of the class attendance grade on a percentage basis.  Please come to class so you learn the material and so I don't have to start doing advanced math.  A lot of the difficulties with class attendance, participation, and homework assignments are a matter of attitude--jump into the river and swim down the Tiber learning Latin and you'll have fun and do better!

Accommodations for students with disabilities:  Southwestern University is committed to assisting students with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made after a student has registered with the Office of Academic Services on the third floor of the Cullen Building; I must be notified of any accommodation at least two weeks before the accommodation may be put into affect.  For more information, contact Deb McCarthy at 863-1536.

Grading

  • Exam I 8%
  • Exam II 11%
  • Exam III 16%
  • Exam IV 20%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Pop Quizzes 15%
  • Class participation/daily preparation 10%
  • Attendance 10%

Final grades. The plus and minus grading system will be used for final grades. Semester % averages will translate to the following letter grades:

GRADE
INCLUSIVE
% RANGE
GPA POINTS
EQUIV.
A+
96.7-100.0
4.00
A
93.4-96.6
4.00
A-
90.0-93.3
3.67
B+
86.7-89.9
3.33
B
83.4-86.6
3.00
B-
80.0-83.3
2.67
C+
76.7-79.9
2.33
C
73.4-76.6
2.00
C-
70.0-73.3
1.67
D+
66.7-69.9
1.33
D
63.4-66.6
1.00
D-
60.0-63.3
0.67
F
0.0-59.9
0.00
 

Wednesday Chapter 21: introduction

Friday Quiz Chapter 21 and a Review of Chapter 18  (pp. 116-117 first and second conjugations passive voice); in class,  Chapter 21, SA 1-11.

Week Two, Jan. 23, Jan. 25, Jan. 27
Monday, Chapter 22, SA 1-16

Wednesday Quiz chapter 22
Chapter 23, PR 1-14; participles

Friday Quiz Chapter 23
Chapter 23, SA 1-14

Week Three, Jan. 30--Feb.3
Jan. 30 Last Day to Add Courses

Monday Chapter 24, PR 1-17

Wednesday Quiz Chapter 24, Chapter 24, SA 1-8

Friday Chapter 25, PR 1-16

Week Four, Brown Symposium Week
Week Four, Feb. 6-10

Monday, quiz, chapter 25, passage p. 168
Please note this is a passage, not the SA or PR (it's the Laocoon one). You may take the quiz AFTER CLASS, but BEFORE TUESDAY AT 8 am if you feel the need for review.

Wednesday, TEST Number One, chapter 21-25 inclusive. Please note that this test is on February 8, cleverly before the Brown Symposium lecture series.

Friday, chapter 26, SA 1-13. This class may conflict with the Brown Symposium and, if it is at a time when there is an ongoing event, we will reschedule the class. You will still be responsible for doing the Sent. Ant. 1-13.

Week 5, February 13-17

Monday Quiz chapter 26; Chapter 27, SA 1-13

Wednesday, quiz chapter 27, passages pp. 183-184

Friday, Quiz chapter 28, Chapter 28, PR 1-15. This quiz will be on the forms of the subjunctive present, active and passive, of all conjugations.

WEEK 6, February 20-24

Monday, Chapter 28, SA 1-12

Wednesday, quiz chapter 29, chapter 29, PR 1-15

Friday, Chapter 29, SA 1-14; look over the Catullus prose adaptation p. 199--we'll do this at site in class.

Week 7, February 27-Mar. 3

Monday Quiz chapter 30; chapter 30, PR 1-16. The quiz for chapter 30 is due BEFORE WEDNESDAY's class. Please, please review your tenses and the review sheets prior to taking the quiz.

Wednesday, chapter 30, pp. 208-209

Friday: Test Number TWO (chapters 26-30 inclusive)

Week 8, March 6-10

Spring Break, begins at 10 pm Mar. 10 and concludes 8 am March 20

Monday, Chapter 31; SA 1-12
Attention: all quizzes (pop and other) will have grammar review as well as new things. The first review will focus on the passive voice.

Wednesday, Quiz chapter 31, passages, pp. 216-217

Friday, chapter 32, PR 1-17. Today's class is cancelled but an exercise is on line that you must do to review the passive voice. You are responsible for translating the PR sentences 1-17; if you have problems with them, we will do that Monday after spring break. You can also bring up any questions you have had when you looked over Catullus 5 again.

Week 9, March 20-24

Spring Break, 10 pm Mar. 10-8 am March 20

Monday Quiz chapter 32, chapter 32, passages 225-226
Since last Friday's class was cancelled, this quiz qill be due before Wednesday's class.

Wednesday, Chapter 33, PR 1-15, Conditions

Friday, quiz chapter 33; chapter 33, SA 1-9; passages pp. 231-32. After this class, we should be caught up. This quiz AND the quiz for Monday will BOTH be due, therefore, before Monday's class.

Week 10, March 27-31

Monday, Chapter 34 quiz; Chapter 34, SA 1-14

Wednesday, chapter 34, passages, pp. 241-242.

Friday Chapter 35, SA 1-16. Class is cancelled for today in order to allow you to attend the Shilling lecture, if you should wish to hear the speaker. The doors open at 1 p.m. for the lecture at 2 p.m. We will race through both SA and PR on Monday; exam will still be on Wednesday. Study hard this weekend!

Week 11, April 3-7

Monday, Quiz chapter 35, Chapter 35, PR 1-16

Wednesday TEST Number THREE, chapters 31-35 inclusive

Friday, Chapter 36, SA 1-15

Week 12, April 10-12 Friday is a Holiday

Monday Quiz, chapter 36, Chapter 36, passages, pp. 257-258

Wednesday, Chapter 37, PR 1-18

Week Thirteen, April 17-21

Monday, Quiz, chapter 37, Chapter 37, passages, pp. 266-67

Wednesday, Chapter 38, passages, pp. 273-274

Friday, Quiz chapter 38, PR 1-17, Note that I WILL PICK UP THIS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT AND AVERAGE IT INTO YOUR POP QUIZ GRADE IN ORDER TO RAISE IT. WE WILL REVIEW GRAMMAR IN CLASS.

Week 14, April 24-28

Monday, Quiz chapter 39, Chapter 39: PR 1-16; please note that I WILL PICK UP THIS ASSIGNMENT IN CLASS AND AVERAGE IT INTO YOUR POPQUIZ GRADE IN ORDER TO RAISE IT; WE WILL DO OTHER THINGS IN CLASS. Regular ordinary quiz for today obviously will be moved to Wednesday after we complete the chapter.

Wednesday Chapter 39: SA 1-14; PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL PICK UP THIS ASSIGNMENT IN CLASS AND AVERAGE IT INTO YOUR POPQUIZ GRADE IN ORDER TO RAISE IT; WE WILL DO OTHER THINGS IN CLASS.

Friday Loci Antiqui #3-4 (pp. 293-294). Today (since it's a rather shortish day) is the day for class evaluations.

Week 15, May 1-5

Monday chapter 40: SA 1-17

Wednesday Quiz Chapter 40: passages, pp. 288-289

Friday Quiz, chapters 36-49, this Quiz will be a review Quiz on these last few chapters to help you review for the final. Loci antiqui, 1 and 2.

Final Exams Begin May 8, Final Exam is exam number four.
Our exam is Thursday, May 11 at 8:30 am.