Academic Calendar

LATN – Latin Language

LATN 101
Introductory Latin I
3 Credits          Weekly (3-1-0)

This is an introductory course for students with little or no background in Latin. It includes the study of the fundamental grammatical structures, vocabulary, and morphology of Classical Latin so that students may read and understand simple Latin texts. In-class instruction is supplemented by a laboratory component in which students complete additional written practice and exercises. Note: This course is not open to students with credit in Latin 30, 35, or any other matriculation level Latin course.

LATN 102
Introductory Latin II
3 Credits          Weekly (3-1-0)

This course is a continuation of Introductory Latin I. Students continue their study of the elements of Classical Latin grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and morphology as they read increasingly difficult Classical Latin texts. In-class instruction is supplemented by a laboratory component in which students complete additional written practice and exercises. Note: This course is not open to students with credit in Latin 30, 35, or any other matriculation level Latin course.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in LATN 101.

LATN 201
Latin Prose Composition
3 Credits          Weekly (3-1-0)

In this course students continue their study of Classical Latin. Students complete their acquisition of Latin grammar and syntax, acquire additional vocabulary through detailed instruction in composition and translation into Latin. Students also continue to develop their skills in reading passages of introductory to intermediate level Latin. In-class instruction is supplemented by a laboratory component in which students complete additional written practice and exercises.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in LATN 102.

LATN 301
Intermediate Latin I
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course strengthens students’ reading and writing skills in Latin. The course focuses on the reading of adapted Latin passages, with some reading of original intermediate Latin texts. Students apply their knowledge of complex syntactical, grammatical, and morphological structures to read, understand, and translate adapted and original intermediate Latin.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in LATN 102.

LATN 302
Intermediate Latin II
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

In this sequel to LATN 301, students continue to strengthen their reading skills at the intermediate level in Latin. The course focuses on a specific genre of Latin literature (e.g., letter writing), or on one or two Latin authors (e.g., Tacitus, Virgil) whose works are read, translated and interpreted. The genre or author are determined by the instructor. Students learn additional vocabulary and continue their study of complex syntactical and grammatical structures through their reading of complex original Latin texts, but they also analyze the readings as literary or historical texts.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in LATN 301.

LATN 398
Independent Study
3 Credits          Total (0-0-45)

This course permits an intermediate-level student to work with an instructor to explore a specific topic in depth through research or directed reading in primary and secondary sources. The student plans, executes and reports the results of their independent research or study project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. To be granted enrollment in the course, the student must have made prior arrangements with a faculty member willing to supervise his or her project. This course can be taken twice for credit.

LATN 401
Directed Readings in Advanced Latin
3 Credits          Total (0-0-45)

This individual study course permits a senior-level Latin student to read and analyze an author or theme in Latin literature under the guidance of an instructor through directed reading of selected texts, as well as relevant secondary scholarship.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in LATN 302 and consent of the department.

LATN 498
Advanced Independent Study
3 Credits          Total (0-0-45)

This course permits a senior-level student to work with an instructor to explore a specific topic in depth through research or directed reading in primary and secondary sources. The student plans, executes and reports the results of their independent research or study project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. To be granted enrollment in the course, the student must have made prior arrangements with a faculty member willing to supervise his or her project. This course can be taken twice for credit.