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What You Should Already Know

You should have taken LATIN 041 or the equivalent of one semester of Latin prior to taking this course.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Continue to learn and read Latin, the same Latin the ancient Romans spoke!
  2. Continue to build English vocabulary skills by applying knowledge of Latin word roots.
  3. Continue to translate Latin into English and English into Latin.
  4. Continue to enjoy the stories and customs of the ancient Roman world.
  5. Pay careful attention to detail in Latin as well as in other aspects of life.
  6. Continue to discover the influences of Latin all around us.

Course Materials

The text we will be using is Latin for Americans published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 8th ed., Ullman et al, 1997.

I chose this book because it moves at a reasonable speed, and the lessons are designed to teach you about Roman culture, history, and mythology through the translations and exercises. So, as you translate, be sure to pay attention to the information as well as to the language structure.

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Course Organization


Summary: 8 computer-graded assignments, may be resubmitted once for a fee

The best way to succeed in this course is to complete assignments in the following order:

  1. Memorize Vocabulary
  2. Memorize new concepts (conjugation, declension, etc.)
  3. Complete the translation exercises

If you follow this order, you will be practicing what you know rather than trying to learn along the way. Also, you will waste less time searching for vocabulary words or the meanings of endings. Therefore, this will help you learn more in less time (every student’s goal). Trust me on this one!

There will be three kinds of assignments in this course: activity and practice assignments, self-check assignments, and Speedback assignments. The activity and practice assignments will be assignments you do to help you understand the materials. The Self Check assignments allow you to see if you’re ready for the graded Speedback assignments. These assignments will not be calculated into your grade, but you must do them to be able to do well on the Speedback assignments.

There are eight multiple choice Speedback assignments. You will complete these assignments online at the end of each lesson. To do well on Speedback assignments, be sure to answer the question in your mind or on scratch paper before you look at your multiple-choice options. This way, you give your honest answer rather than just guessing.

I have also included the addresses for some interesting Internet sites that have material that relates to the translations you have in your textbook. Take the time to look them up and see what there is to offer. You can get more information about the mythology, poets, and so forth, this way, and you can see pictures of buildings and sculptures in Rome.

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Summary: 1 proctored computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass to earn credit for the course

There will be a final exam at the end of the course. To pass the course, you must get at least 60 percent on the final exam.

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Your grade will be weighted as follows:

Speedback Assignments 72 percent
Final Exam 28 percent
TOTAL 100 percent
Grading Scale























E (fail)

49 or below

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Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course, but if you need more than a year, you may purchase one 3-month extension.

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Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

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Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.


8 unit quizzes, may be resubmitted once for a fee


1 proctored computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass with at least a 60 percent to earn credit for the course

Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course, but if you need more than a year, you may purchase one 3-month extension.

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. This may also include when a student copies and pastes directly from another source and passes it off as his or her own, copies computer-generated text from a translation tool and uses it as his or her own, or fails to cite a source after loosely summarizing its content in his or her own words.

As determined by your instructor or the BYU Independent Study administration, if evidence of academic misconduct on assignments or exams is established, one of the two following consequences will apply to each incidence:

First Offense of Plagiarism

  • You will fail the unit and be allowed the opportunity to resubmit the unit (or)
  • You will fail the unit and be denied the opportunity to resubmit the unit

Second Offense of Plagiarism

  • You will fail the unit and fail the class (or)
  • You will fail the unit, fail the class, and may be ineligible to enroll in a specific course or any of our courses without going through an appeals process which will determine the severity of your plagiarism

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