LAT: Latin

LAT 111: Elementary Latin I

Designed to prepare the beginning student to translate Latin that may be needed for use in undergraduate or graduate study. Focus of the course is on the fundamentals of grammar and techniques of translation. LAT 111 is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Latin in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take LAT 111 without written permission from the course supervisor.

3 credits

LAT 112 - S3: Elementary Latin II

Designed to prepare the beginning student to translate Latin that may be needed for use in undergraduate or graduate study. Focus of the course is on the fundamentals of grammar and techniques of translation.

Prerequisite: LAT 111

3 credits

LAT 251 - S3: Readings in Latin Literature I

Readings in classical Latin literature of the Republic. The course includes a brief intensive review of grammar, Latin prose composition, and the sampling of a number of authors including Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, and Livy.

Prerequisite: LAT 112

3 credits

LAT 252 - S3: Readings in Latin Literature II

Readings in classical Latin literature of the Republic. The course includes a brief intensive review of grammar, Latin prose composition, and the sampling of a number of authors including Catullus, Cicero, Virgil, and Livy.

Prerequisite: LAT 251

3 credits

LAT 353 - S3: Literature of the Roman Republic

Selected works of Cicero, Lucretius and Catullus are translated and examined in their social and historical context. The reading of critical works in English may also be required.

Prerequisite: LAT 252

3 credits

LAT 354 - S3: Literature of the Roman Empire

Selected works of Virgil, Horace, Petronius, Tacitus, and Juvenal are translated and examined in their social and historical context. The reading of critical works in English is also required.

Prerequisite: LAT 252

3 credits

LAT 355 - S3: Early Medieval Latin

Translation and discussion of Christian and secular Latin literature from the 4th to the 12th century. The course includes an intense review of Latin grammar and an outline of the changes in the language that took place during early medieval times. Selections from the Vulgate and the writings of Jerome, Augustine, Bede, and others are translated and discussed.

Prerequisite: LAT 252

3 credits

LAT 356 - S3: Late Medieval Latin

Translation and discussion of Latin literature from the 12th to the 16th century. Authors include the Archpoet, Thomas Aquinas, Petrarch, Erasmus, and Thomas More.

Prerequisite: LAT 252

3 credits

LAT 447 - S3: Directed Readings in Latin

Intensive study of a particular author, period, or genre of Latin literature in the original under close faculty supervision. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Permission of director of the classics minor

1-6 credits

LAT 475 - S3: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. The student will be available to students in the class who may need more explanations than class time allows.

Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; permission of instructor and department

3 credits, S/U grading