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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "LAT 101"
COURSE NAME: "Elementary Latin I"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session I 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Govero
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MTWTH 2:00 PM 3:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a first introduction to the study of the Latin language. The course introduces all forms of nouns and pronouns in the five declensions and all tenses of the verb in the indicative and imperative. It emphasizes vocabulary development and the acquisition of reading skills in Latin prose. Assignments include considerable reading of continuous passages and translation from Latin to English and English to Latin. Attention is also given to Latin proverbs, abbreviations and cognates in English.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

..  General introduction to Indo-European languages and linguistics.  The historical context

 and spread of Latin.

.   Grammar and syntax of Latin:  first and second conjugation of verbs;  three declensions

of nouns.

.   800 vocabulary words.

.  Introduction to reading original Latin (Eutropius).

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

.  Knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary as noted above.

.  Latin-English cognates

.  Ability to read original, elementary Latin.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Latin, Book 1N.R.R. OultonGalore Park978-1-902984-00-1 Almost Corner Bookstore
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Five quizzes  50%
Comprehensive midterm 20%
Comprehensive Final 20%
Participation 10%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY



You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until _June 21, 2017___________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
Mon. May 22Introduction to the course, General introduction to Indo-European. Structure of Latin grammar and sytax First conjugation of the verb system in the present tense Vocabulary   
Tues. May 23Imperfect and future of the first conjugation. Exercises and practice   
Wed. May 24Principles parts of the first conjugation verbs. Perfect tense   
Thurs. May 25Review of first conjugation verb system Quiz 1  Quiz 1
Monday, May 29Nouns of first declension Review of syntax   
Tues. May 30Vocabulary of first declension nouns Exercises p. 21   
Wed. May 31Exercises p. 23   
Thurs. June 1Quiz 2: Nouns of first declension  Quiz 2
Monday, June 5Uses of the cases. Prepositions and clauses   
Tues. June 6Exercises p. 23, p. 29   
Wed. June 7Exercises p. 31   
Thurs. June 8Quiz 3 Verbs of the second conjugation   
Mon. June 12Second declension nouns   
Tues. June 13Second declension nouns - neuter nouns Exercises   
Wed. June 14Simple past. Reading p. 43   
Thurs. June 15Adjectives of first and second declension Quiz 4   
Monday, June 19Exercises p. 47 Nouns of second declension in R   
Tues. June 20Adjectives in ER Exercises p. 51   
Wed. June 21Review of grammar and syntax   
Friday, June 22Final exam  Final Exam