|COURSE DESIGN & SYLLABUS LATIN 4/5 2012-13
Instructor: Clifford Broeniman
Room: 335 (office hours 7th period)
Course Description: Prerequisite is successful completion of Latin 3. One Credit. Latin 4 is a reading course in which a set of readings from a particular period of Roman literary history is read, discussed as a piece of literature, and set in its historical context. This year, the plan is to focus on the lyrical voice at Rome by reading selections of Catullus, Horace, Lucilius (if time permits, we may read a few selections of Ovid’s amatory poetry). The theme of the course is to explore the lyric in which the topoi of amatory, invective, literary, political, and friendship are explored. In this course students read only authentic Latin texts and daily work will focus on literary analyses of the extended texts. There is a continuous emphasis on Roman history, art, architecture, government, mythology, society, and English derivatives throughout the course. During the beginning of the year, and periodically thereafter, we review complex grammar learned at the end of Latin 2.
Textbooks: Catullus (Lafleur)
Longman Catullus-Horace & Ovid readers
Teacher prepared materials
Web Site: http://broeniman.webs.com/
Objectives/Goals: To explore the lyrical writings from the Roman Republic and beginning of the Empire, read and understand Latin in its historical context, and explore the Greek background to Roman Lyric.
Major Textual Units: 1) Foundations of Roman literature, 2) Greek background to Roman Literature,
3) Catullan Lyric, 4) Archaic Roman satire, 5) Augustan Satire & Amatory expression
Themes: Linguistic: morphology, grammar, syntax, etymology, pronunciation, poetics, reading,
and vocabulary. Cultural: history, government, art & architecture, social life, education, military, archaeology, athletics, religion, society, literature, mythology, geography, and chronology.
Grading: I grade by total points. The grade you receive for 9 week marking periods is based solely on the number of points you have earned in relationship to the total points for that marking period. Quizzes are generally 100 points items and tests are regularly 200 point items. There may be a few small quizzes or assignments valued at 25 or 50 points. Semester and final examinations are valued at 20% of the semester and year-in-grade. School policy allows for 5 days to make-up missing assignments (Saturday & Sunday are
not counted as days). Make-up work is only allowed for excused absences. It is the student's responsibility to keep abreast of all missed work. Any work not completed is counted as a 0 (zero) which is the lowest numerical F.
Assignments: A weekly agenda is posted every week on my website. Various handouts and worksheets are likewise available at that location.
Classroom Expectations: Mutual respect between students and between student and teacher. Respect for the property, thoughts and opinions of others. No gum. All incidental trash must be removed at the end of the class.
Materials Needed: Each student should have the regular allotment of pencils & pens, and loose paper. Additionally, each student should have either one very large notebook which is divided into at least 3 sections or three smaller notebooks; one cassette tape (60 minutes); a large file or a large 3 ring binder.
MLWGS Grading Scale: 97-100 = A+
93-96 = A
88-92 = B+
85-87 = B
81-84 = C+
77-80 = C
73-76 = D+
70-72 = D
< 69 = F
*I do not "curve-up". A 96.6 average = a 96 score!