Prerequisite: Latin IA and Latin IB
Location and Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11.30-12.20 in the Classics Office
Instructor: Will Guast, firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin II will be like Latin I, but even better. Grammar will now be as much about learning how Latin says things differently from English as about learning new endings; readings will be longer and therefore deeper. We may or may not finish Wheelock in time to begin reading original texts by the end of the year.
Latin II is a prerequisite for Plan work in Latin, which usually takes the form of translation of original text(s). In the Junior year, once or twice weekly tutorials aim to develop studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ grammar, vocabulary, and reading abilities; in the Senior year, tutorials are usually devoted entirely to translation for Plan.
Policy on Grading
Your final mark will be based on two factors: homework and tests, and the final exam. The higher of these two scores will weigh 75% in the final mark, the lower score 25%. This system hopefully respects the achievements both of late bloomers and of those who for whatever reason perform poorly on the day of the final exam.
If you score poorly in a test, it may be possible to retake it.
I reserve the right to refuse late work. In practice, owing the shortness of deadlines for this course, I will accept occasional late submissions: I would only exercise my right of refusal if work came in late with any regularity. (For reference, I refused no late work for Latin last year).
It is very possible for students with learning differences to succeed at and profit from Latin; indeed, MarlboroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s small class sizes have traditionally provided a very supportive environment for this. This class will honor all necessary accommodations for students with documented learning differences. If you have a learning difference or believe you may have a learning difference that requires specific accommodation, please contact the friendly and helpful Megan Littlehales, Coordinator of Disability Services: email@example.com; Megan will let me know what accommodations would be appropriate.
Policy on Attendance
If you miss three classes without very good reason, you will lose your place in the course. Persistent lateness may also harm your final mark.
1. Wheelock's Latin, 6th Revised
Frederick M. Wheelock