Latin Course Offerings

Latin course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of LATN in the course listings.

101, 102 – Elementary Latin (3, 3)

Prerequisite for 102: LATN 101 or equivalent.  Essentials of Latin grammar and introduction to translating Latin literature.

201, 202 – Intermediate Latin (3, 3)

Prerequisite: LATN 102, two units of secondary school instruction in Latin, or placement by departmental exam. Readings in Latin prose and poetry.

Prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Latin courses: Latin 202, four units of secondary school instruction in Latin, or placement by departmental exam. Latin 425, 451, 452, 491, 492 also require permission of the Classics faculty.

305, 307 – Survey of Latin Literature I, II (3, 3)

Survey of Latin language and literature from the earliest inscriptions to the end of secular Roman writing. Introduction to materials and methods for the study of classical literature. May be taken in either order.

352 – Roman Drama (3)

Selected plays of Plautus, Terence, and/or Seneca.

353 – Cicero (3)

Readings selected from Cicero’s letters and/or orations.

354 – Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (3)

Readings from Catullus, Propertius, and Tibullus.

355 – Roman Historical Writing (3)

Selected readings from Roman historians.

356 – Vergil (3)

Readings from the Eclogues, Georgics, and/or Aeneid.

357 – Horace (3)

Readings from the Odes and Epodes.

358 – Ovid (3)

Selected readings from Ovid’s epic and/or elegiac poems.

425 – Latin Tutoring Practicum (3)

Advanced students serve as tutors in introductory or intermediate level Latin classes. Permission of instructor.

430 – Advanced Latin Grammar and Composition (3)

An in depth study of Latin grammar through composition. Required of all Classics majors concentrating in Latin.

432 – Roman Philosophical Thought (3)

Readings from Lucretius, Cicero, and/or Seneca.

434 – Roman Satire (3)

Readings selected from the satires of Horace and Juvenal.

451, 452 – Special Studies in Latin Literature (3, 3)

Reading and study of individual Latin authors or literary genres.

491, 492 – Individual Study in Latin (1–3)

Individual study under the direction of a member of the staff. By permission of the Classics faculty.