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Courses in Latin

Below is a list of available courses in Latin language offered by the Classics Department. Consult the Registrar’s Office and the College Catalog for registration information.

LATN 101 - ELEMENTARY LATIN
An introduction to Classical Latin, with emphasis on basic grammar and syntax and reading of simple prose and poetry. Hours credit: 3.

LATN 102 - ELEMENTARY LATIN
An introduction to Classical Latin, with emphasis on basic grammar and syntax and reading of simple prose and poetry. Hours credit: 3.

LATN 201 - INTERMEDIATE LATIN
The first semester consists of reading a selection of unabridged Latin letters and includes a review of grammar and syntax. In the second semester, students focus fluid translation and comprehension of a works of Classical Latin prose or poetry. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: two or three high school entrance units in Latin; Latin 102; or placement.

LATN 202 - INTERMEDIATE LATIN
The first semester consists of reading a selection of unabridged Latin letters and includes a review of grammar and syntax. In the second semester, students focus fluid translation and comprehension of a works of Classical Latin prose or poetry. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: two or three high school entrance units in Latin; Latin 102; or placement.

LATN 204 - LATIN TEACHING LAB
An opportunity for students to develop their language teaching skills as Latin teachers for elementary school students. Students write lesson plans according to best practices and in consultation with the instructors they teach one class a week in an elementary school. The course will foster students' teaching skills, provide students with mentoring from the instructors as well as from the elementary school teachers, and will give students an unusual chance to improve their Latin in the classroom. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: LATN 201 or permission of the instructor. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of four hours.

LATN 301 - ROMAN COMEDY
An introduction to the genre of ancient comedy through reading one play each of Plautus and Terence. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Latin 202. Offered rotating years.

LATN 302 - ROMAN HISTORIANS
An introduction to Roman historiography through reading selections from Livy and Tacitus. The course emphasizes the history of early Rome and the Julio-Claudian principate. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Latin 202. Offered rotating years.

LATN 303 - VERGIL
Reading selections from the Aeneid. The course emphasizes the culture of the Augustan Age. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: LATN 202. Offered rotating years.

LATN 304 - LUCRETIUS & OVID
Readings in non-heroic Roman epic, with selections drawn primarily from Lucretius and Ovid. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Latin 202. Offered rotating years.

LATN 305 - CICERO
An introduction to Latin prose style through reading one of Cicero's oratorical works and a selection of letters. The course emphasizes the history of the late Republic. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Latin 202. Offered rotating years.

LATN 306 - LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION
A survey of advanced grammar and syntax of the Latin language accompanied by extensive exercises in composition. The course also includes readings in Latin prose with an emphasis on sight reading. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Six hours of college-level Latin numbered above LATN 202. Offered as needed.

LATN 307 - ROMAN SATIRE
An introduction to the Roman satirical poetry of Horace, Juvenal, and Persius. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: LATN 202 or permission of the department.

LATN 308 - LYRIC POETRY
Introduction to Latin lyric through reading selections of Horace and Catullus. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Latin 202. Offered rotating years.

LATN 494 - SENIOR PROJECT
An independent research project carried out in close consultation with the faculty supervisor. It can be on any aspect of Roman civilization and will normally entail the close analysis of Latin texts. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.