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LATIN 2A03 Intermed. Latin I

Academic Year: Fall 2016

Term: Fall

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Martin Beckmann

Email: beckmam@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 714

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23381


Office Hours: Thursday 2:30-3:30

Course Objectives:

This course will continue the introduction of Latin grammar, with a special focus on introducing students to the skills needed for reading continuous Latin prose.

Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

H.H. Ørberg, Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata. Pars I. Familia Romana.

H.H. Ørberg, Latine Disco.

Method of Assessment:

Homework                              25%

Weekly Quizzes                      40% (10 quizzes, 8 best count for 5% each)*

Final Exam                              35%  In exam period.

Homework for each Chapter (Pensa A, B and C) is due at the beginning of the next class. (E.g., on September 13 we will cover Chapter 6; the homework for Chapter 6 is then due at the beginning of Class on September 15, homework for Chapter 7 is due on September 19, etc.)​. To be handed in in class, on paper, typed or printed clearly (you can add macrons of you like, but it is not required).


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

* Quiz Makeup - if you miss a quiz due to illness and submit an MSAF, the makeup quiz will take place at 4:30pm on Tuesday in the following week. Note that you may miss two quizzes without penalty, though you should try to write all of them.

Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

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Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.

Topics and Readings:

September 6: Chapters 1, 2

September 8: Chapters 3, 4


September 12: Chapter 5

September 13: Chapter 6

September 15: Chapter 7


September 19: Quiz 1

September 20, 21: Chapters 8, 9


September 26: Quiz 2

September 27, 29: Chapters 10, 11


Etc. till the end of term (Quiz every Monday until last quiz, Quiz 10, on November 28).