Latin Major (B.A.)

Students achieve advanced reading proficiency in Latin, the language of the ancient Romans, foundational to the development, and our understanding, of western culture.  In addition to courses in the Latin language, students take a series of elective courses in Latin Literature and Roman History, and complement their study of Latin by taking one year of Ancient Greek.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-3
Major Requirements33
Free Electives45-42
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Courses
GREK 101Beginning Greek I3
GREK 102Beginning Greek II3
Latin Literature
Select two of the following:6
Latin Literature of the Republic
Latin Literature of the Golden Age
Latin Literature of the Silver Age
Language and Literature Electives
Select 12 credits from the list below.12
Additional Elective Courses
Select three courses from the list below.9
Total Credits33

Language and Literature Electives

LATN 205Intermediate Latin I3
LATN 206Intermediate Latin II3
LATN 301Latin Literature of the Republic3
LATN 302Latin Literature of the Golden Age3
LATN 303Latin Literature of the Silver Age3
LATN 304Latin Literature of the Middle Ages3
LATN 401Latin Composition3
LATN 410Advanced Latin Grammar3
LATN 411Roman Letter Writing3
LATN 412Roman Drama3
LATN 414Roman Lyric Poetry3
LATN 415Roman Biography3
LATN 419Methods of Teaching Latin3
LATN 445Linguistic History of the Latin Language3
LATN 451Roman Historians3
LATN 453The Epic and Vergil3
LATN 454Lucretius and Ancient Science3
LATN 455Ovid3
LATN 461Caesar: End of the Republic3
LATN 462Roman Satire3
LATN 464The Elegy3
LATN 470Senior Seminar3
LATN 475Study Abroad3
LATN 478Special Topics in Advanced Latin Readings3

Additional Elective Courses

HUMN 315Roman Art3
HUMN 321Early Medieval Art: Early Christian, Byzantine Early Medieval3
HUMN 181Introduction to Classical Archaeology3
HUMN 182English Vocabulary: Classical Roots3
HUMN 201General Humanities I (to 1400)3
HUMN 211Classicism and American Culture3
HUMN 281Greek Civilization3
HUMN 282Roman Civilization3
HUMN 285Mythology3
HUMN 351The City in Antiquity3
HUMN 361Special Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology3
HUMN 362Field Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology3-6
HUMN 381Africa in Classical Antiquity3
HUMN 383Women in Antiquity3
HUMN 384Introduction to Roman Law3
HUMN 470Seminar in Classical Humanities3
GREK 201Intermediate Greek I3
GREK 202Intermediate Greek II3
GREK 301Greek New Testament3
GREK 302Greek Epic Poetry3
GREK 351Attic Orators3
GREK 352Greek Tragedy3
GREK 361Greek Historians3
GREK 371Greek Philosophers3
GREK 372Greek Lyric Poets3
GREK 374Hesoid3
GREK 390Selected Readings in Ancient Greek3
GREK 410Greek Composition3
LATN 205Intermediate Latin I3
LATN 206Intermediate Latin II3
LATN 301Latin Literature of the Republic3
LATN 302Latin Literature of the Golden Age3
LATN 303Latin Literature of the Silver Age3
LATN 304Latin Literature of the Middle Ages3
LATN 401Latin Composition3
LATN 410Advanced Latin Grammar3
LATN 411Roman Letter Writing3
LATN 412Roman Drama3
LATN 414Roman Lyric Poetry3
LATN 415Roman Biography3
LATN 419Methods of Teaching Latin3
LATN 445Linguistic History of the Latin Language3
LATN 451Roman Historians3
LATN 453The Epic and Vergil3
LATN 454Lucretius and Ancient Science3
LATN 455Ovid3
LATN 461Caesar: End of the Republic3
LATN 462Roman Satire3
LATN 464The Elegy3
LATN 470Senior Seminar3
LATN 475Study Abroad3
LATN 478Special Topics in Advanced Latin Readings3
LATN 484Cicero: Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 331History of Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirement

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World Languages
Fulfilled by major.
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits0-3

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits10