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Courses in Latin are offered through the Department of Classical Studies.

Notes

  1. Students should consult with the departmental Undergraduate Advisor for the latest information on course offerings. Some courses are offered in rotation.
  2. Senior standing in Latin is normally defined as successful completion of LAT 201 and 202; exceptional students may also be admitted to 300- or 400-level courses with instructor's permission. For 400-level courses a 300-level course is strongly recommended as a preliminary.

LAT 100s


LAT 101 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006670
Introductory Latin 1
A course designed for students beginning the study of Latin or who have not yet reached the level expected in LAT 201/202. Although the teaching approach emphasizes exposure to simple texts as soon as possible, students desiring minimal competence in reading should go on to do LAT 102.

LAT 102 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006671
Introductory Latin 2
Continuation of LAT 101. Most of the rules of Latin grammar will be covered by the end of the year, and students should have a minimal competence in reading prose texts; but for the remaining grammar and further practice students should go on to do LAT 201.
Prereq: LAT 101

LAT 200s


LAT 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006673
Intermediate Latin
The course will complete the study of Latin grammar and move on to unadapted readings in Latin authors, particularly Caesar.
Prereq: LAT 102

LAT 202 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006674
Selections from Latin Authors
A course designed to follow LAT 201, including both literature and grammar review. Authors normally read are Vergil and Ovid.
Prereq: LAT 201

LAT 300s


LAT 331 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012923
Advanced Readings in Latin: Prose
A selection of material from one author or several authors within the field of Latin prose. Topics and selections may include oratory and rhetoric, history, philosophy, Cicero, Quintilian, Caesar, Livy, and Apuleius.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 332 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012924
Advanced Readings in Latin: Poetry
A selection of material from one author or several authors within the field of Latin poetry. Topics and selections may include comedy, lyric poetry, elegy, epic, Plautus, Terence, Catullus, Ovid and Vergil.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 341 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012925
Advanced Studies in Latin: Selected Topics
An investigation of selected themes, topics, time periods or genres in Latin.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 351 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006678
Latin Composition, Grammar and Reading
Composition, translation and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 381 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006689
Medieval Latin
Survey of Medieval Latin poetry and prose.
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 400s


LAT 421 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006692
Latin Epigraphy
The course introduces and investigates Latin inscriptions as evidence for the Latin language and Roman political, religious, legal, social and economic history.
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 422 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011788
Latin Palaeography
A practical overview of the various styles of Latin handwriting from the late Roman Empire to the writing styles of the Renaissance humanists which introduces students to the study of original documents and manuscripts.
Prereq: LAT 202

LAT 451 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012186
Senior Latin Composition, Grammar and Reading
Advanced composition, translation, and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.
Prereq: LAT 351

LAT 490 RDG 0.50Course ID: 009936
Senior Studies in Latin: Selected Topics
A selection of material from one author or several authors or an investigation of selected themes, topics or genres at the senior level. Topics and authors may include philosophy, letter writing, history, elegy, satire, Seneca, Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, Propertius, Petronius and Juvenal.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: A 300-level LAT course

LAT 491 RDG 0.50Course ID: 009945
Senior Studies in Latin: Independent Study
Under special circumstances and with the approval of the Department, a student or small group of students may arrange to pursue individualized readings under the supervision of a faculty member.
Prereq: A 300-level LAT course