Latin

Salvete, amici!

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Contact Information

If you have specific questions or would like further information, please contact:

Dr. Lorina Quartarone,
Classics Section Coordinator
lnquartarone@stthomas.edu, (651) 962.5163

or,

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Third Floor O'Shaughnessy Education Center 
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 

MCL Department Phone: (651) 962-5150 mcl@stthomas.edu