Department of Classical Languages

GRS 2001: Elementary Latin I

Academic Year 2020-2021

Semester 01

SYLLABUS



Instructor: V. Edirisinghe vedirisi@arts.pdn.ac.lk

Class Hours: Office Hour: (MA 56, #1)



Text:


Wheelock’s Latin. Frederick M. Wheeler and R. A. LaFleur (Ed), Harper Perennial, 7th Edition, 1995 (ebook provided)


Course Description: 


This is the first semester of a two-semester course which aims at introducing students to elementary Latin. This semester we shall be learning the elements of Latin syntax, declensions and conjugations in the first half (22 lessons) of the textbook through reading and composition of basic Latin sentences. 



Evaluation: 


1. Homework (22 exercises): 50%*

3. End Semester Exam: 50%


  • Two (02) lowest grades of the twenty-two homework exercises will be dropped. Homework comprises of the exercises (Exercitationes) at the end of each chapter. 


Requirements: 


- Regular attendance is mandatory, and class will meet online during the pandemic closure of universities. 

- Students are expected to be punctual, and be prepared for each class session having read the relevant reading assignments and completed the lesson for the day.

- Since the work is of cumulative nature, and requires a lot of memorization, students must spend adequate time reading the assigned the lessons for the week and preparing for each class session carefully.



Schedule 



Week 1: Introduction

: Lesson 1


Week 2: Lesson 2 

: Homework 1



Week 3: Lesson 3

: Homework 2


Week 4: Lesson 4

: Homework 3 and 4


Week 5: Lesson 5

: Homework 5


Week 6: Lesson 6

: Homework 6


Week 7: Lesson 7 

: Homework 7


Week 8: Lesson 8

: Homework 8


Week 9:Lesson 9 

: Homework 9 



Week 10: Lesson 10 

: Homework 10


Week 11: Lesson 11 

: Lesson 12 /Homework 11



Week 12: Lesson 13 

: Lesson 14 /Homework 13

: Homework 14


Week 13: Lesson 15 /Homework 15

: Lesson 16 /Homework 16

: Lesson 17


Week 14: Lesson 18 / Homework 17

: Lesson 19 /Homework 18

: Lesson 20 /Homework 19


Week 15: Lesson 21 /Homework  20

: Lesson 22 / Homework 21

: Lesson 22 /Homework 22



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