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Greek and Latin

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.


LATN 101. Introductory Latin. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:4
Introduction to the language. Emphasis upon forms and grammar, and rapid development of facility in reading.


LATN 102. Introductory Latin. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:4
Continuing study of Latin grammar with review of basic material, including the introduction to Latin reading. Prerequisite: LATN 101 or equivalent.


LATN 151. Intermediate Latin. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Review of the grammar necessary for the introductory reading of selected Roman authors. Authors may include Plautus, Cicero, Catullus, and Vergil. Prerequisite: LATN 102 or equivalent.


LATN 221. Studies in Latin Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Advanced readings in Latin authors. Authors vary by semester; prose and poetry offered in alternate semesters. May be repeated as topic varies. Prerequisite: LATN 151 or equivalent.


LATN 311. Independent Study in Latin. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Independent study of Roman authors, with concomitant study of secondary sources. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.