This course is the second part of the introduction to the classical Latin language.  The second semester will cover the remaining elementary morphology (the study of forms) and with an increasing attention to more complex syntax (the formation of sentences), using Wheelock's Latin Grammar (Sixth Edition).

The grading for this course is divided between the following elements:

Generally speaking, daily assignments will not be collected but they will be discussed in class.  You must be prepared to discuss these assignments on a daily basis in order to get a full participation grade.  Weekly quizzes will be the main indicator of your current progress, and on-line drill exercises will help you to study for these.

No grade is given for attendance per se, but you will be dropped after the fourth unexcused absence.  You will also be dropped after failing three quizzes or the midterm.  This may sound harsh, but I want to keep you from wasting your time.  Absences will seriously affect your learning, and failed quizzes are a symptom that you simply are not studying.

There are three required texts for this course (make sure you have the stated editions).  These are to be found at the UH bookstore (but also any number of other places).

1.  Frederic Wheelock.  Wheelock's Latin.  6th edition.  Harper Collins, 2000.  ISBN  0-06-095641-0
2.  Anne Groton and James May.  38 Latin Stories. 5th revised edition.  Bolchazy-Carducci, 1995.  ISBN 086516289-1
3.   Norma Goldman and Ladislas Szymanski.  English Grammar for Students of Latin.  2nd edition.  Olivia and Hill Press, 1993.  ISBN 0-934034-19-2.

What You Can Expect from LATIN 1301-2

The Good News.

Learning Latin is not an exercise in masochism.  It can seriously contribute to your education in the following ways:


It is important for you to realize that this course will require you to work at a steady and consistent pace all semester long.  The study of any language is not impossibly difficult as long as you keep up with the daily segments.  However, the moment you fall behind, things become much more difficult because language learning is incremental; that means that you must retain everything you learn, including vocabulary, as you proceed through the material.  You cannot afford to take a week off.  This remains true even if you have studied Latin before; don't let prior experience make you lazy.  If you must pass this class in order to graduate, then I advise you to study; don't rely on my personal kindness.

Here are some words of advice.

Online Drills Available HereFor Wheelock's Latin, 6th Edition
(more will be posted as the term continues!)
  •  1301 Drills

  • Links to Latin Study Aids on the Internet.