Latin

  • Department Information

    Latin

    Department of Classical Studies

    Julie Laskaris, Chair
    Professor Simpson
    Associate Professors Baughan, Damer, Laskaris, Stevenson
    Assistant Professor Gunkel

  • Major

    The Latin Major

    Note: A grade of not less than C- (1.70) is required in all coursework comprising the Latin major.

    10 units, including

    Two units selected from:

    CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology

    CLSC 306 The Classical Tradition (or approved CLSC substitute)

    HIST 222 Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome OR HIST 223 The Roman Empire

    LATN 498 Major Seminar

    Seven units Latin electives

    Note: A minimum of two years of Greek is recommended for students intending to pursue graduate study.

  • Minor

    The Latin Minor

    Note: A grade of not less than C- (1.70) is required in all coursework comprising the Latin minor.

    Six units of Latin, with at least two units at the 300 or 400 level.

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Courses

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  • LATN 101 Elementary Latin

    Units: 1

    Description

    Introduction to Latin language and Roman culture.

  • LATN 102 Elementary Latin

    Units: 1

    Description

    Introduction to Latin language and Roman culture.

    Prerequisites

    Latin 101.

  • LATN 201 Intermediate Latin

    Units: 1

    Description

    Continued study of Latin language and Roman culture plus selected readings.

    Prerequisites

    Latin 102 or the permission of department.

  • LATN 202 Intermediate Latin

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (COM2)

    Description

    Continued study of Latin language and Roman culture plus selected readings.

    Prerequisites

    Latin 201.

  • LATN 301 Plautus

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSVP)

    Description

    Study of Roman comedy using Latin texts, videotapes, and live performance.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 303 Roman Epic

    Units: 1

    Description

    Special emphasis on Vergil's "Aeneid."

    Prerequisites

    Latin 202 or by departmental approval.

  • LATN 304 Roman Historiography

    Units: 1

    Description

    Emphasis on Livy and Tacitus.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 305 Horace

    Units: 1

    Description

    The lyric poetry.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 306 Roman Philosophical Literature

    Units: 1

    Description

    Special emphasis on Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" or Cicero's "Tusculan Disputations."

    Prerequisites

    Latin 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 307 Catullus

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)

    Description

    Literary analysis of selected readings.

    Prerequisites

    Latin 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 308 The Novel

    Units: 1

    Description

    Latin novels of Petronius and Apuleius.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 309 Cicero

    Units: 1

    Description

    Theory and history of Roman oratory.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 310 Ancient Drama in Performance

    Units: 1

    Fulfills General Education Requirement FSVP

    Description

    Study of Greek or Latin drama through performance of selected scenes in the original language. Students enroll in either Greek 310 or Latin 310 and focus their work scenes in one language. Readings in translation and of the scholarship on ancient drama and its staging will provide a fuller understanding of the genre and its cultural context. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202.

  • LATN 398 Selected Topics

    Units: 1

    Description

    Topics or themes in Roman literature. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

    Prerequisites

    LATN 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 406 Summer Undergraduate Research

    Units: 0

    Description

    Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.

    Prerequisites

    Approval for summer Arts and Sciences fellowship by faculty mentor

  • LATN 411 The Teaching of High School Latin

    Units: 1

    Description

    Theory and practice of teaching Latin. Designed to enable teachers to meet state licensure requirements.

    Prerequisites

    Latin 202 or permission of department.

  • LATN 498 Major Seminar

    Units: 1

    Description

    Required of all majors. Methodologies appropriate to Latin studies and the writing of a research paper.

    Prerequisites

    Permission of department.

  • LATN 499 Independent Study

    Units: .5-1

    Description

    Content suited to the requirements and interests of student, chosen by student and faculty director in advance of the semester in which the independent study is to be done.

    Prerequisites

    Permission of department.