The courses in Classical Languages are grouped into Latin and Greek and involve the study of the language and reading of primary authors. Although Latin and ancient Greek are no longer spoken, we encourage students to study language knowing that work with the ancient languages encourages logical thought, provides a sophisticated grasp of the possibilities of language, enhances an understanding of the culture, and gives the student opportunities to study at first hand some of the greatest works of the human spirit.
Beginning and Intermediate sequences (101, 102, 151) are offered in both languages each year. Courses beyond the intermediate level are offered according to demand. Half credit courses (235) are offered as complementary reading courses in conjunction with a Classical Humanities course.
LA 221, offered each fall, is intended for students with at least a year and a half of college Latin or three or more years of secondary school Latin. (Students with two or fewer years of secondary school Latin should enroll in LA 101 or LA 102; consultation with a member of the department is advised.) The sequence begins with LA 101 in the spring semester.
- LATN 101-102 Introductory Latin
- LATN 151 Intermediate Latin
- LATN 221 Studies in Latin Literature (maybe repeated as authors vary)
- LATN 235 Latin Complementary Reading (.5 credit)
- LATN 311 Independent Study in Latin
Schedule of Latin genres and authors for 2009-2011
Caesar (fall 2009); Ovid (spring 2010); Livy (fall 2010); Roman elegy (Tibullus, Propertius. spring 2011)