HUM / REL 293 - Continuation of Beginning Latin

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the Latin language. There will be set assignments to be completed each week and a MidTerm and a Final Exam. Readings and exercises from the textbooks and other library and InterNet resources will be required. It will be important to keep up with all reading and written assignments.
This is a 3-credit-hour course, so when taken as a Web-based Course it is the equivalent of 3 one-hour lectures per week with at least another 3 hours of individual study and class assignments per week. As a general guide, students should schedule about 6 hours per week for this course, i.e. about an hour a day, Monday through Friday, with Saturday for a review of the past week's work. Students who work steadily for an hour-or-so each day on this course should have no difficulty in getting a good Grade. Learning a language is like learning to play a musical instrument - practice every day.

Objectives of the Course

To enable the student :

  • to gain knowledge of the basics of the Latin language
  • to gain knowledge of the historical development of the Latin language
  • to gain knowledge of the cultural setting of the Roman Empire (economic, political, social, and religious)
  • to gain knowledge of the Latin roots of English words
  • to gain knowledge of the development, grammar, and history of Romance languages
  • to start reading Latin texts related to Western Civilization, Music, and Religion
Student Expectations

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students should refer to the university catalogue for a definition of academic dishonesty and its penalties, or they should go to this Web Page and familiarize themselves with the relevant material.
Grades will be based on Exams and weekly class assignments. The Final Exam will be given during Finals' Week at the end of the semester. Students are expected to take exams at the times scheduled. Students who cannot take an exam at the scheduled time are expected to take the exam at an earlier time. Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible so that necessary accommodations may be made.

ENMU Reasonable Accommodation statements :

  1. Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide an academic accommodation form from Services for Students with Disabilities within the first two weeks of the beginning of classes.
  2. Instructors are to receive an academic accommodation form within the first two weeks of classes when there is an existing disability.
  3. If you have a specific disability that qualifies you for academic accommodations, please provide an academic accommodation form from Services for Students with Disabilities within the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Prerequisites :

Satisfactory completion of the first semester of Beginning Latin

Suggested Background Knowledge/Skills :

Students should be comfortable with reading and writing at College level, and should have sufficient word processing and study skills to be able to complete assignments without overstraining themselves.

The Instructor and Office Hours

The instructor is available to meet with any student regarding any matter. The instructor will be available at the office hours posted, and at other times by appointment. Students may contact the instructor by phone 9 am to 9 pm. Home phone 763-0101, with an answering machine to leave messages, or e-mail Dr. Rollinson


Grades will be based on : Exam + Assignments

Computation of Grades
90 - 100 % = A
80 - 89 % = B
70 - 79 % = C
60 - 69 % = D
0 - 59 % = F

The Cambridge Latin Course - Unit Two (North American Edition)
Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-78229-6 or 0-521-78229-5 or 978-0-521-00430-5 or 0-521-00430-6, available in the ENMU Bookstore

Wheelock's Latin (6th or later Edition) Revised by Richard A, LaFleur
Harper Resource Press, ISBN 0-06-095641-0, available in the ENMU Bookstore
NOTE - If you go shopping for this book on Amazon or other suppliers - be sure that you do not get an earlier edition (which would not have all the examples of Latin texts which were added to the 6th edition), and be sure that you get an "American" edition and not an "English" one. The original English editions list some of the grammar in a different order, which can be confusing if one is meeting the language for the first time

Course Organization

The course is divided into 15 units corresponding roughly to the weeks of the semester.
Each "Weekly Unit" will contain 5 sections, corresponding to the days Monday-Friday of the week. It is intended that students complete the section for the day each day, and write and save the daily work to one file for the week. The completed Unit of five sections should be e-mailed to the instructor by 9 am on the following Monday. The work should also be saved to disk in case there are problems with emails going astray.

  1. Assignments - The Assignments for each week are due by 9 am on the Monday of the next week.
  2. Late Work - For work to be eligible for an "A" Grade, it must be e-mailed to the instructor on time. Students may send their assignments in early, and are advised to do so whenever possible. Work may be sent in late, but will drop a letter Grade per week that it is overdue.
  3. Makeup - Because of the nature of this course, in which students do not have to attend classes at particular times on particular days, there is no provision for "make-up" work.
  4. Exams - There will be a Mid-term Exam, and a Final Exam, both of which will count towards the Course Grade.
  5. Extensions - extensions will only be granted under grave extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor. If you think that you may need an extension, you should contact the instructor ahead of time with your request, and explain the situation.
Anticipated Student Workload

5 hours per week reading and learning, 1 hour per week InterNet


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Last Updated : January 2, 2011

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