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Latin Courses (LAT)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses require the reading of texts in Latin.

Students who have a background in high school Latin must take the Latin placement exam before registering for any Latin courses.

Courses for Undergraduates

101 Elementary Latin I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Introduction to Latin. Emphasis on understanding principles of grammar and developing skills for reading Latin. (Fall)

102 Elementary Latin II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 101 or appropriate score on the Latin placement exam

Continuation of LAT 101. Emphasis on advanced grammar and selected readings. (Spring)

140 Elementary Latin Review (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. permission of instructor

Accelerated elementary curriculum for students with previous Latin experience or a demonstrable aptitude for second-language acquisition. (Fall)

198 Latin Sight Reading (1:1)

Pr. LAT 203

May be repeated once for credit

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Sight reading of Latin texts from all periods of Latin literature. Does not count toward the language requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Classical Studies major. (Alt)

199 Conversational and Modern Latin (1:1)

Pr. LAT 102 or 140 or permission of instructor

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Practice in Latin conversation, supplemented by readings and informal exercises. Does not count toward the language requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Classical Studies major. (Occ)

203 Intermediate Latin I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. a grade of C- or better in LAT 102 or 140, or appropriate score on the Latin placement exam, or permission of instructor

Designed to develop proficiency in reading of Latin and introduce students to Latin prose and poetry.

204 Intermediate Latin II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. LAT 203, or appropriate score on the Latin placement exam, or permission of instructor

Study of Latin prose and poetry with continued emphasis on developing proficiency in reading Latin.

301 Roman Lyric Poetry (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the poetry of Catullus and Horace.

302 Roman Letters and Men of Letters (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the letters of Cicero, Pliny, and Seneca.

303 Roman Drama (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from Plautus, Terence, and Seneca.

311 The Roman Orators (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the speeches and rhetorical works of Cicero and of other Roman orators.

312 Roman Historians (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from Julius Caesar, Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus.

321 Roman Satire (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selected satires of Horace and Juvenal.

350, 351 Special Topics in Latin Literature (3:3), (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204. Student should consult instructor before registering for course.

Opportunity for students to work individually or in small groups on problems of special interest in Latin literature or language. Work may represent either survey of a given field or intensive investigation of particular problem.

393, 394 The Study of Latin Abroad (3:3), (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204 and permission of department

Extensive reading in Latin literature selected in accordance with student needs. For students participating in foreign study programs.

400 Intensive Reading of Latin (3:3)

Pr. permission of the instructor

Systematic review of Latin grammar and intensive reading of selected authors intended to prepare students for further work in Latin.

401 Vergil (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Vergil’s Aeneid VII–XII; reading from the Eclogues and Georgics.

402 Ovid (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selected readings from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Amores, and Fasti.

405 Poetry in the Age of Augustus (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Survey of Latin literature from 40 b.c. to a.d. 14; selections from Vergil, Horace, the elegiac poets, and Ovid.

421 Roman Philosophical Writings (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from essays of Cicero, De Rerum Natura of Lucretius, and essays of Seneca.

450 Seminar in Latin Studies (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Extensive readings in literature of the Classics selected in accordance with student needs. Periodic conferences, written reports, and quizzes throughout the semester.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

501 Independent Study (1–3)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. credit.

Directed program of readings, research, and individual instruction in Latin language.

531 Latin Grammar and Composition (3:3)

Pr. LAT 204, or permission of instructor

Intensive study of Latin grammar, syntax, and prose style; includes reading of Latin texts and translation into Latin from English. Required for initial licensure in Latin. (Formerly LAT 431)

550 Topics in Latin Studies (3:3)

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Studies in selected topics in Latin literature or languages, e.g., the development of a genre, the nature of a period in literary history, or the treatment of a particular theme.

552 Teaching Secondary-Level Latin: Current Trends (3:3)

Pr. admission to the Standard Professional I License or M.Ed. in Latin program, or permission of instructor

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

This course does not fulfill Latin language major requirements.

Trends and issues in teaching Latin at the secondary level. Topics include: review of textbooks, use of technology, research on second language acquisition, reaching diverse learners, and other current issues.

571 Medieval and Renaissance Latin (3:3)

Pr. permission of the instructor

Selections from Medieval and Renaissance prose and poetry.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.