Latin (LAT)

A major in Latin is currently available only as a teaching major.

Teaching Major: A minimum of nine course credits, which include six course credits in Latin beyond LAT 101; two additional course credits in Classical Studies selected with the approval of the Department;  and ENG 311 (Grammar and the Politics of English) or LAL 352 (Linguistics). In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.

101-102-103. Beginning Latin I, II, and III
Introduction to the language of ancient Rome, its empire, the middle ages, and the early modern world. Students will learn the essentials of grammar, vocabulary, and Roman history and culture through reading, speaking, and writing Latin; increase English vocabulary through Latin derivatives; and read selections from Latin writers from different eras. Offered two out of every three years. GRUBER-MILLER or VENTICINQUE

205. Introduction to Latin Literature and Culture
Intensive engagement with a cultural topic through reading Latin texts of the Republic or Empire, in tandem with listening, speaking, or writing in the target language. Topics may include Roman comedy, Roman performance culture, Roman banquets, or Roman elections. Prerequisite: LAT 103. Offered two out of every three years.

280/380. Internship: see Courses 280/380.

290/390. Individual Project: see Courses 290/390.

291. Intermediate Tutorial
Topic selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: LAT 102. Offered on request, subject to availability of faculty.

312. Age of Cicero
Fall of the Roman Republic, as seen through the eyes of Cicero and his contemporaries, Catullus, Lucretius, and Sallust. Prerequisite: LAT 205. Offered every third year. (Humanities) GRUBER-MILLER

313. Age of Augustus
Golden Age of Latin literature. Readings from Vergil, Horace, Ovid, or the Roman love elegists. Prerequisite: LAT 205. Offered every third year. (Humanities)

368. Roman Historians
Readings from Tacitus, Livy, or Caesar in order to assess the Romans' contribution to and influence upon the writing of history. Prerequisite: LAT 205. Offered every third year. (Humanities)

391. Advanced Tutorial
Topic selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: LAT 291. Offered on request, subject to availability of faculty.

511. Latin Reading Group (1/4)
Maintenance of Latin language skills through reading a variety of Roman authors. Texts selected in consultation with the participating students. Course meets once a week for a semester. Prerequisite: LAT 102 or permission of instructor. (CR) GRUBER-MILLER