Latin (LAT) Courses

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

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: LAT-102L
Credit: 1

LAT-187 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-188 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
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 LAT-201 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, World 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 LAT-102
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-287 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-288 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
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 rotation with LAT 303. Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for topics and descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: LAT-201, or LAT-301 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, World Language

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. Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for topics and descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: LAT-201, or LAT-302 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, World 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 rotation with LAT 301. Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for topics and descriptions of current offerings.
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 LAT-102, or LAT-201 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: World Language

LAT-387 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-388 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-400 Senior Seminar

This is a seminar on a selected topic with a project supervised by a member of the department.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-487 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

LAT-488 Independent Study

Individual research projects. The manner of study will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students must receive written approval of their project proposal from a department Chair before registering for the course.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts