BA in Classics 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
& LATIN 1200
& LATIN 2000
|Elementary Latin I|
and Elementary Latin II
and Latin Reading
|or LATIN 1100H|
& LATIN 1200H
& LATIN 2000H
| 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 4300||Latin Poetry||3|
|LATIN 4350-level or above||9|
|CL HUM courses at the 2000-level or above||9|
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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