BA in Ancient Mediterranean Studies with Emphasis in Latin

Degree Program Description

The Classics major (within the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies) is a broad study of literature, covering a deep knowledge of the elements of language, grammar, and syntax, writing and reading skills, vocabulary building and experience with the foundational texts.  Students pursuing Classics with an emphasis in Latin will have coursework that is Latin centered. Students master the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek and/or Latin languages, for reading and writing; the distinguishing characteristics of the various styles of the poets and prose writers active during various literary periods; and the fundamental structural elements common to all languages. In addition students learn to read and translate central Greek and Latin texts, and to identify the resources that will help them read other texts. Students completing the major will be well prepared for a variety of careers and for further study in graduate or other professional schools.

Major Program Requirements

Below are the degree requirements. These must be met in addition to college and university requirements, including University general education.

LATIN 1100
LATIN 1200
LATIN 2000
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II
and Latin Reading
or LATIN 1100H
Honors Elementary Latin
and Honors Elementary Latin II
and Latin Reading - Honors
(may be used to help satisfy the foreign language requirement in the College of Arts and Science)
LATIN 4300Latin Poetry3
LATIN 4350-level or above9
CL HUM courses at the 2000-level or above9

Semester Plan

A sample plan of study has not been designed for this major. Students should contact the academic department for assistance with academic planning.

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