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I. OURSE SYLLABUS LATIN 4490 CATULLUS FALL 2009 II. INSTRUCTOR Dr. Gregory Ewing, Assistant Professor of Latin (part-time) Office Hours: by appointment Office: Pilcher Building Phone: 770.426.3410 E-mail: [email protected] [email protected] III. Latin 4490. Prerequisite: LATN 2002 or permission of instructor. This course is devoted to the poetry of Catullus. We will focus on narrative features of Catullus’ poetry as well as the cultural contexts of his poems written during the late Republic. IV. GOALS A. Introduction to Latin Poetry - Catullus B. Introduction to the Golden Age of Latin Literature with emphasis on Hellenistic Poetry. C. Understanding of the three time periods of Roman History: monarchy, republic, and empire D. Review of advanced grammar E. Translation techniques for Latin poetry F. Use of Catullus as an Hellenistic Roman Poetry G. Awareness of secondary sources regarding Roman poetry and history V. OBJECTIVES – The learner will: • Complete an analysis of the poems of Catullus; • Translate and analyze the poems of Catullus; • Translate, study, and analyze Catullus and his works and comments regarding the late Republic; • Review advanced translation techniques for Latin poetry reading • Conduct an analysis of Roman historiography via the poems of Catullus; • Compare Roman society to other world societies • Complete an in-depth reading of primary and secondary sources regarding Roman history, especially the late Republic VI. GRADING 33% Midterm 33% Final / Project 34% Participation Grading Scale: 100-90%=A; 89-80%=B; 79-70%=C; 69-60%=D; 59% and below=F (For any papers, please use APA style for documentation.)VII. MAKE UP WORK Late assignments are not accepted. Make up exams will not be given unless the chair of the foreign language department directs the professor to give the exam based on supporting documentation provided by the student. VIII. ATTENDANCE Attendance is essential in all foreign language classes. Each student will be permitted to miss TWO class sessions; thereafter, TWO points will be deducted from the final average for each class missed. Students with an emergency situation may present documentation to the professor and/or department chair. IX. TEXTBOOKS (1) Garrison, Daniel H. The Student’s Catullus. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. ISBN: 0-8061-2763-5 (REQUIRED TEXT) (2) Wiseman, T.P. Catullus and his World. Cambridge University Press, 2002.(REQUIRED TEXT) (3) Boardman, Jasper, G., & Oswyn, M..(2001). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Roman World. Oxford University Press. ISBN# 0-19-285436-4 (RECOMMENDED) X. READING LIST A reading list of several sources will be provided to the students during class sessions. XI. General Policies 1. Academic Integrity No student shall receive, attempt to receive, knowingly give or attempt to give unauthorized assistance in the preparation of any work required to be submitted for credit as part of a course (including examinations, laboratory reports, essays, themes, term papers, etc.). When direct quotations are used, they should be indicated, and when the ideas, theories, data, figures, graphs, programs, electronic based information or illustrations of someone other than the student are incorporated into a paper or used in a project, they should be duly acknowledged. [KSU Student Code of Conduct, online at http://www.kennesaw.edu/judiciary/code.conduct.shtml] The Department of Foreign Languages at Kennesaw State University considers it a breach of academic integrity for the student to use automatic translators of any kind to complete an assignment. Furthermore, no compositions or other work should be written or edited for the student by a native speaker of the target language, by a tutor or student assistant in the Foreign Language Resource Center, or by any other individual. 2. Disability policy Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments is requested to notify the instructor as early in the semester as possible. Verification from KSU Disabled Student Support Services (770/423-6443) is required. All discussions will remain confidential.3. Diversity statement Kennesaw State University provides program accessibility and accommodations for persons defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A number of services are available to help disabled students with their academic work. In order to make arrangements for special services, students must visit the Office of Disabled Student Support Services (ext. 6443) and arrange an individual assistance plan. In some cases, certification of disability is required. 4. Discrimination statement From KSU President Emerita Betty Siegel, "I hereby instruct and authorize you to reinsert and include sexual orientation in KSU's published statements of nondiscrimination from this point forward. The record shows that the intent of the University Senate's recommendation in 1995 supported the inclusion of sexual orientation in KSU commitment to honoring diversity, civility, and human relations…." (Memorandum dated 10/8/01) XII Student Learning Outcomes - 4490 Special Topics This course will contribute to the attainment of the following general (GSLO) and specific (SSLO) student learning outcomes of the B.A. in Modern Language & Culture (ML&C): GSLO ML&C 1: LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, & COMPARISONS Learners are proficient in using the target language, are familiar with the target language system, and seek opportunities to further develop their skills and knowledge. (Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes) SSLO ML&C 1.a.: Demonstrating Language Proficiency. Learners demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the target language, and they seek opportunities to strengthen their proficiency. (Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes) To address this outcome, learners will  Read, discuss, translate and write selections from the Latin textbooks Poems of Catullus.  Review advanced grammar through translations and discussion  Learn advanced translation techniques to analyze Latin Poetry Assessment:  Class translations, discussions, midterm and final exam GSLO ML&C 2: CULTURES & LITERATURES Learners know the literature and culture of the target language countries. They use this knowledge to interpret and reflect upon the perspectives of the target culture in relation to its practices and


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