Classics/Latin (LATN)

LATN 101  Beginning Latin I 3 Credits


Special fee. The fundamentals of classical Latin grammar. Reading of simple Latin texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 102  Beginning Latin II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 101 or departmental approval. Special fee. The continuation of Beginning Latin I. Fundamentals of Latin grammar and reading of selected texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 150  Intensive Beginning Latin 6 Credits


Special fee. The equivalent of Beginning Latin I and II. Fundamentals of classical Latin grammar and reading of selected Latin texts. 6 hours lecture.

LATN 205  Intermediate Latin I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 102 or departmental approval. Special fee. Review of grammar. Selected readings from Latin prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 206  Intermediate Latin II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. Special fee. Review of grammar. Selected readings from Latin prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 301  Latin Literature of the Republic 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 206 or department approval. A historical survey of the highlights of Latin literature from its beginnings to the death of Cicero. Selections from prose and poetry will be read with attention to style, form, outlook, and cultural context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 hour lecture.

LATN 302  Latin Literature of the Golden Age 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 206 or departmental approval. A historical survey of the highlights of Latin literature from the second triumvirate through the early Julio-Claudian period. Selections from prose and poetry will be read with attention to style, form, outlook, and cultural context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 303  Latin Literature of the Silver Age 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 206 or departmental approval. A historical survey of the highlights of Latin literature from the Neronian period through the second century of the Christian era. Selections from prose and poetry will be read with attention to style, form, outlook, and cultural context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 304  Latin Literature of the Middle Ages 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 206 or departmental approval. The highlights of Latin literature from the disintegration of the Roman Empire in the West to the beginning of the Renaissance. Selections from poetry, history, philosophy, theology, and popular literature will be read with attention to style, development of the language, and historical context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 401  Latin Composition 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Practice in writing Latin prose in conjunction with review of grammar. Readings in selected Latin authors with a view toward acquiring familiarity with different prose styles. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 410  Advanced Latin Grammar 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. Linguistic analysis of Latin grammar based on examples from classical authors. Practice in writing Latin prose. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 411  Roman Letter Writing 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. The public figure and the private citizen seen through the letters of Cicero and Pliny. The letters as evidence for Roman political and social history. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 412  Roman Drama 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Selected comedies of Plautus and Terence with attention to style, form, dramatic technique, and literary ancestry. The influence of Roman comedy on subsequent European drama. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 414  Roman Lyric Poetry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Readings from the lyrics of Catullus and Horace, with particular emphasis on style, themes, and metrics. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 415  Roman Biography 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. The biography as a genre: selected passages from Sallust, Tacitus, Suetonius; contrasting these works with autobiographical evidence from the letters and excerpts of other Latin authors. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 419  Methods of Teaching Latin 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. The history of methodology together with new approaches and techniques. The development of a Latin curriculum, including evaluation of textbooks and construction of lesson plans, reviews, and tests. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 445  Linguistic History of the Latin Language 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. Latin and its position in the Indo-European family; the evolution from the spoken to the literary, to the vulgar, to the Christian; characteristics of the periods exemplified in the language; transitional features in the phonology, morphology, and syntax. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 451  Roman Historians 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Selected readings from Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus. The development of Roman historiography in the context of Roman history and the Greek historiographical background. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 453  The Epic and Vergil 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Readings primarily from the Aeneid but including selections from the Georgics and Eclogues. Vergil as a literary artist and his role in the development of the epic in Western literature. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 454  Lucretius and Ancient Science 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. Reading of De Rerum Natura with study and discussion of the relation of science and philosophy in antiquity; Greek schools of thought and Roman interpretation of Hellenistic ideas. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 455  Ovid 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Selections from Ovid's works, principally the Metamorphoses, Ars Amatoria, Amores, and Heroides. Ovidian style, humor, and use of literary myth. Ovid's influence on literature and the arts. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 461  Caesar: End of the Republic 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Selected readings from the De Bello Gallico and De Bello Civili. Caesar as a politician, general, man of letters, and historical source on his own conquests. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 462  Roman Satire 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Readings from Horace, Juvenal, Petronius, and others. Different forms and definitions of satire. The Latin contribution to satire in Western literature. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 464  The Elegy 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. The Roman elegiac poets, Tibullus and Propertius; the elegy as a form of poetic expression. Comparison of the elegy in Latin and English literature. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 470  Senior Seminar 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. Independent study pursued on a theme in depth by contractual arrangement. 3 hours seminar.

LATN 475  Study Abroad 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Approved study-travel program at selected universities, classical sites, museums. Credit by evaluation. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 478  Advanced Latin Readings: Selected Topics 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 205 or departmental approval. Intensive reading and critical study of a selected author, genre, period, or theme in Latin literature. Topic to be announced each semester. May be repeated for twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 484  Cicero: Ancient Philosophy 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval. Cicero's philosophical essays with special attention to his role as a transmitter of Greek philosophy to the Roman and later Western world. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 511  The Comedy of Plautus 3 Credits


Intensive reading and study of selected plays of Plautus with attention to language, characterization, style, structure, and metre. The literary and historical milieu of Plautine drama, including the apparatus of play production and the relationship of the comedies to contemporary social and economic history. The place of Plautus in theatre history, with special reference to Greek new comedy, to other ancient Italic comedy, and to later European drama. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 519  Teaching Latin in Secondary and Middle Schools 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Latin Post-B.A. Certification Program or Latin MAT Program, or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the teaching of Latin at the secondary and the middle school level. Topics covered include recent developments in Latin teaching methodology; evaluating and choosing teaching materials; teaching reading and comprehension; strategies for addressing the needs of different types of learners; planning and delivering lessons; classroom dynamics and management; recent developments in technology to assist in the teaching of Latin and classical humanities; state and national standards for the teaching of Latin; teaching and testing vocabulary, reading, grammar, and culture. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 541  Selected Topics in Latin Literature 3 Credits


Intensive reading and critical study of a selected author, genre, period, or theme in Latin literature that is not covered by a regular course. Topics will be chosen to complement other graduate course offerings in Latin and classical studies. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 hours lecture.

LATN 584  Law in Roman Society 3 Credits


An introduction to Roman law and an examination of the interrelatedness of law and Roman society during the late Republic and the Empire. Survey of the main areas of private law: law of persons, law of things, law of obligations. Sources of law and their response to new conditions. Law as an instrument of social change. Law and daily life. Roman law in the Medieval and modern periods. 3 hours lecture.