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LATIN 1ZZ3 Begin:Int.LatinII

Academic Year: Winter 2017

Term: Winter

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Michele George

Email: georgem@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 708

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23452

Website:

Office Hours: Monday, 10:30 – 11:20, Thursday, 11:30-12:20 (or by appointment)



Course Objectives:

Latin 1ZZ3 is the second term of your introduction to the Latin language and aims to teach enough Latin grammar and vocabulary so that you will be able to read and write complex sentences by the end of the term.  In this term we will aim at completing chapters 12 to 23 of the textbook Beginner's Intensive Latin


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Required  materials.

•  C. Eilers, Beginners Intensive Latin (available in the Bookstore)

I-Clicker (available in the Bookstore)


Method of Assessment:

Classes & Tutorials

As in term 1, Latin 1ZZ3 meets 4 days per week: three lectures and one tutorial, and, as in term 1, you must attend all of these all the time.  Your level of success in term 1 will have demonstrated the truth of this advice.  To continue motivating you to regularly attend, 5% of the course mark is for attendance and participation, which will be recorded by the iClicker for class (see below) and by your TA, subjectively, for the tutorial.  Coming to class unprepared can, at the discretion of the instructor or TA, be treated as an absence.

There will be 10 weekly quizzes, held during the tutorial each week.  Cumulatively, these will be worth 40% of the term grade. Because these quizzes become progressively more difficult over the course of the term, the first two are worth 2%, the next two 3%, then 4%, then 5%, then 6%. There will also be an examination scheduled by the registrar's office during the April examination period, which will be worth 30%.

Marks Breakdown

Attendance, participation, quizzes                                              5%

Vocabulary exercises at dailyvocab.ca                                     10%

Web exercises at hccmoodle.humanities.mcmaster.ca             15%

Weekly quizzes in tutorial                                                            40%

Final Exam                                                                                   30%

(2 hours; cumulative for the whole term's work)

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Grades, incompletes, withdrawals, and make-up quizzes etc., are handled in accordance with faculty policies.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

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:

iClicker

As in term 1, we shall use the iClickers.  All students are responsible for purchasing an iClicker and bringing it to every class. (No loaners will be available.)

You must register your clicker, at: http://wwwl.iclicker.com/register-an-iclicker. In the "Student ID" field on that web page, use your Mac ID, which is the username before the "@'~ that you use to log onto your mac email.

Note that you can use one i>clicker for all of your courses, and that if you already have one, you don't need to buy a new one, just be sure it is registered. If in doubt, re-register it so that your clicks in class won't be 'lost.'

Web exercises at Moodle

There will be exercises to do almost every day and homework to bring finished to class most days.  Included in this are regular graded exercises at the Humanities Moodle site, which you may want to book-mark:

https://classics-moodle.humanities.mcmaster.ca/course/view.php?id=82

The login for Moodle is your McMaster email id (the bit before the @ mcmaster.ca) and the password is your regular email password. In addition to logging in, you need to enroll in the course (the link is on the left hand column.) The class key is latina (all lower case).

•       The exercises and drills in Moodle are self-correcting. You can repeat exercises as often as you like and your highest grade will be recorded.

•       If you miss an exercise, you get zero for it.

•       There are bonus marks for completing a lesson’s Moodle exercises quickly; there are penalties for not completely a lesson’s exercises before we move on to the next lesson.

Vocabulary exercises

The vocabulary exercises at dailyvocab.ca that you used in term 1 will also be generated for your daily attention, following the pattern established in term 1.  The marks for this are also identical to term 1:  all exercises will be worth 10% of your over-all mark.  You gain one point for every completed daily exercise. To gain the full 10%, you must gain 60 points (i.e., complete the exercises on 60 different days). This is equivalent to approximately 5 times a week. You can do the exercises on any day you want, but no more than once per day.

 


Other Course Information:

Classroom etiquette:

Cell phones and other similar communication devices should be turned off at the beginning of classes and tutorial sessions.  Students are expected to remain for the duration of the class meeting time. Please notify the instructor in advance for any excused absences. 

It is especially important in a challenging language course that students behave respectfully towards each other, in both class and in tutorials.  This includes not disturbing others by chatting.  Students who engage in such behaviour will be asked to stop or to leave the classroom.

The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.

Email 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 your 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.

Academic Dishonesty: Students should be aware of the statement on Academic Ethics included in the Senate Policy Statements booklet that was given to all McMaster students.  Plagiarism and submission of work that is not one’s own or for which previous credit has been obtained are examples of academic dishonesty.  If students require copies of current regulations, they should go to the office of the Dean of Studies for their faculty.