Departmental Guidelines & Mission
Latin is offered as a minor in the Department of Classical Studies.
The Department of Classical Studies offers courses in the languages and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Students are introduced to the intellectual, social, political, and cultural histories of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Our curriculum engenders a critical exploration of how the ideas and works of the ancient Greeks and Romans remain relevant in the modern world. We study both how the ancient Greeks and Romans understood their world and how modern societies have reconstructed them. Through the study of the languages, histories, cultures, and contexts of the ancient Mediterranean, our program emphasizes flexibility with diverse types of evidence through interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge, the development of critical and analytical skills, and an appreciation for how ancient and modern intersect in ways that show the continued influence of the Greco-Roman past on our lives today.
Professor Tim Hofmeister, Chair
Debbie Riley, Academic Administrative Assistant
For the minor in Latin,
- students must complete a minimum of four courses in the language (LAT) or 16 credits.
- In addition, students must take CLAS 202 - Ancient Rome and CLAS 212 - Latin Literature and Society or 8 credits;
Students may substitute another language course (LAT) for the CLAS 212 - Latin Literature and Society requirement.
LAT 111 - Elementary Latin (4 Credit Hours)
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of Latin. Exercises in grammar and translation are based primarily upon quotations from Latin literature.
LAT 112 - Intermediate Latin (4 Credit Hours)
An introduction to advanced grammar and the idiomatic language of Latin. Emphasis is given to the development of translation skills by reading extended passages of Latin.
Prerequisite(s): LAT 111 or consent.
LAT 199 - Introductory Topics in Latin (1-4 Credit Hours)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
LAT 211 - Latin Prose and Poetry (4 Credit Hours)
Readings from ancient and medieval Latin with attention given to the literature's relationship to cultural milieu.
Prerequisite(s): LAT 112 or consent.
LAT 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)
LAT 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)
LAT 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)
LAT 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)