Latin

The courses in Latin are offered with the following objectives:

  1. To give students the necessary grasp of the language to read the works of Latin authors, and to read them with some degree of appreciation
  2. To acquaint students with the unique character of Roman culture and its contribution to succeeding ages
  3. To improve students’ understanding of the structures of language.

These objectives are pursued with a view to the needs of students who are preparing to do graduate work in the field of Latin, who are preparing to teach Latin in secondary schools, or who are seeking a background for the study of theology, philosophy, history, law, science, English or the Romance languages.

The major engages students in the study of the language, literature and culture of ancient Rome. It prepares students to read Latin, introduces significant works of essential authors, and provides analytical tools for examining the relationship between language and the unique identity of different cultures. 

For administrative purposes, students will complete assessment measures at the beginning of their major ( in their 300 class) and during their final semester. 

Major in Latin

  • Four years of high school Latin or the completion of LATN 212 or 255

Plus:

  • Twenty-eight credits in Latin numbered above LATN 255

Plus:

  • Eight additional credits in ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical art, mythology or classical literature in translation.

For administrative purposes, students will complete assessment measures at the beginning of their major (in their 212 class) and during their final semester.

Minor in Latin

  • Completion of twelve credits above LATN 211

Plus:

  • Eight additional credits in ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical art, mythology or classical literature in translation.
Course Number Title Credits
LATN  111 Elementary Latin I 4
LATN  112 Elementary Latin II 4
LATN  211 Intermediate Latin I 4
LATN  212 Intermediate Latin II 4
LATN  243 Individual Study 2 TO 4
LATN  296 Topics 2
LATN  298 Topics 4
LATN  311 Latin Composition 4
LATN  320 St. Augustine 4
LATN  393 Individual Study 2 OR 4
LATN  421 Vergil 4
LATN  430 Caesar and Cicero 4
LATN  490 Topics 4
LATN  495 Individual Study 2 OR 4