Classics Major

Latin Concentration

The Latin Concentration requires at least 30 major hours (15 hours of required courses and 15 hours of electives).  The required coursework selects at least 5 Latin courses (15 hours) at or above the 2000 level, of which at least 2 courses (6 hours) should be taken at or above the 5000 level.

Latin language prerequisitesStudents may choose to take the regular or accelerated sequence or the Intensive Latin Workshop, which covers the equivalent material of Latin 1101.01, 1102.01, 1103 and two 2000-level Latin courses (19 credit hours).

Regular Latin Sequence: 3 courses (13 credit hours):
Latin 1101.01    Elementary Latin I (5)
Latin 1102.01    Intermediate Latin I (5)
Latin 1103        Intermediate Latin II (3)

Accelerated Latin Sequence: 2 courses (10 credit hours):
Latin 1101.55  Elementary Latin I: Accelerated (5)
Latin 1102.55  Elementary Latin II: Accelerated (5)

Latin Intensive Workshop: 2 courses (12 credit hours):
Latin 5890 Intensive Latin Workshop I (6)
Latin 5891 Intensive Latin Workshop II (6)

Required Courses (15 credit hours): At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level, at least 2 courses (6 credit hours) of which should be taken at or above the 5000 level from the following:

Latin 2101  Cicero
Latin 2102  Vergil
Latin 2103  Roman Historians
Latin 2104  Ovid
Latin 2105  Latin Lyric
Latin 2106  Roman Comedy
Latin 5011  Readings in Latin Epic
Latin 5012  Readings in Roman Lyric and Erotic Poetry
Latin 5013  Readings in Roman Historians
Latin 5014  Readings in Roman Comedy
Latin 5015  Readings in Roman Oratory and Rhetorical Theory
Latin 5016  Readings in Roman Philosophy
Latin 5017  Readings in Roman Satire and Novel
Latin 5018  Readings in Post Classical Latin
Latin 5030  Special Topics in Latin Literature
Latin 5797  Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)

Electives (15 credit hours):  At least 5 courses (15 credit hours) at or above the 2000 level are to be selected in consultation with and approved by the major advisor from Latin or from appropriate courses in Classics, History (Ancient History), History of Art (Greek, Roman, or Byzantine Art), Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy), or Theatre (Ancient History of Theatre).  *A maximum of 3 courses from outside the Department of Classics may count as electives toward the major.