Latin (LAT)

LAT-101 Beginning Latin I

This is a course for students who have had little or no preparation in Latin. The course is primarily concerned with the fundamentals of the language. Its aim is to prepare students to read Latin literature, to improve their command of the English language by studying the close relations (historic and linguistic) between English, Latin and the Romance Languages, and to gain exposure to Roman culture. Four class meetings each week. Students with more than two years of high school Latin who wish to continue the language must take a placement exam. Such students cannot take LAT 101 for credit, but LAT 102 may be taken for credit if they do not place into LAT 201. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: none
Corequisites: LAT-101L
Credit: 1
Equated Courses: CR

LAT-102 Beginning Latin II

This is a course for students who have had little or no preparation in Latin. The course is primarily concerned with the fundamentals of the language. Its aim is to prepare students to read Latin literature, to improve their command of the English language by studying the close relations (historic and linguistic) between English, Latin and the Romance Languages, and to gain exposure to Roman culture. Four class meetings each week. Students with more than two years of high school Latin who wish to continue the language must take a placement exam. Such students cannot take LAT 101 for credit, but LAT 102 may be taken for credit if they do not place into LAT 201. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: LAT-101 or LAT-102 placement
Corequisites: Take LAT-102L
Credit: 1

LAT-187 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-188 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair approval.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-201 Intermediate Latin I

This course is intended to satisfy the needs of two classes of students: (1) those with previous preparation in Latin (usually two years or more in high school) whose performance on the Placement Test shows that they need only a semester's work to reach the Basic Proficiency level; (2) students who have completed LAT 101, 102 and desire to continue their study of the language. The emphasis will be on developing facility in reading Latin. Students will read selections from classical poetry and prose. If a student who places into LAT 201 completes the course with a grade of B- or better, he will receive an additional course credit in Latin; this course credit does not count towards the major or minor. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: LAT-102 or placement in LAT-201
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, Foreign Language

LAT-210 Medieval Latin

Students in this course will study readings in Medieval Latin prose and poetry. This course is offered by arrangement.
Prerequisites: LAT-101 and 102
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-287 Independent Study

Enrollment through Instructor and Department Chair.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-288 Independent Study

Enrollment Through Instructor and Department Chair.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-301 Advanced Latin Reading: Poetry

Selections to suit the needs and interests of the class will be made from Latin poetry. The material will be varied from year to year and the course may be elected more than once. This course is offered in the spring semester, in rotation with LAT 303.
Prerequisites: LAT-201 or 301 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-302 Advanced Latin Reading: Prose

Selections to suit the needs and interests of the class will be made from Latin history, oratory, epistolography, and philosophy. The material will be varied from year to year and the course may be elected more than once. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: LAT-201 or LAT-302 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, Foreign Language

LAT-303 Advanced Latin Reading: Vergil

Readings in Latin will be selected from the corpus of Vergil, with special emphasis on the Aeneid. This course is offered in the spring semester, in rotation with LAT 301.
Prerequisites: LAT-201
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-330 Composition

This is a systematic review and study of fundamental Latin forms and constructions with practice in writing Latin sentences. This course is offered by arrangement.
Prerequisites: LAT-101 and 102 or 201 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

LAT-387 Independent Study

Students wishing to pursue independent study in Latin (specialized work in an author, period, or genre) should plan this work with the instructor who will supervise the project. The material will be varied from year to year and the course may be elected more than once. This course is offered by arrangement.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-388 Independent Study

Students wishing to pursue independent study in Latin (specialized work in an author, period, or genre) should plan this work with the instructor who will supervise the project. The material will be varied from year to year and the course may be elected more than once. This course is offered by arrangement.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-400 Senior Reading

A seminar on a selected topic with a paper directed by a member of the department. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-487 Independent Study

Enrollment Through Instructor and Department Chair.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-488 Independent Study

Enrollment Through Instructor and Department Chair.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-IND Independent Study

Students may enroll in independent study courses for 0.5 or 1 course credit(s), with the approval of a supervising faculty member, the appropriate department/program chair, and the student's advisor. Registration forms for independent study are available in the Registrar's Office.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1