Courses

Latin Language Courses

LAT101 ELEMENTARY LATIN, PART 1 (offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the first in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin Language. We will also pay attention to the civilization created by the ancient Romans, its literature, art, history, and political institutions. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

LAT 102 ELEMENTARY LATIN, PART 2  (offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the second in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin Language. We will also pay attention to the civilization created by the ancient Romans, its literature, art, history, and political institutions. Prereq: CLA 101 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

LAT 201 INTERMEDIATE LATIN, PART 1 (offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the third in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin language. The course will be dedicated to reading masterpieces of Latin literature throughout the centuries and learning not only about the Latin language and literature, but also about their impact on every part of the Western civilization. Prereq: CLA 102 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

LAT 202 INTERMEDIATE LATIN, PART 2 (offered in Fall and Spring)

This is the fourth in a four-semester sequence of courses whose purpose is to introduce students to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and conceptual features of the Latin Language. We will also pay attention to the civilization created by the ancient Romans, its literature, art, history, and political institutions, as well as to its impact on practically every part of the Western world. Prereq: CLA 201 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

LAT 211-001 ACCELERATED LATIN (offered in Fall and Spring)

A systematic, grammar-focused course leading to basic competency in Latin, aimed at graduate students who need a reading knowledge of the language or anyone eager for a fast, thorough, highly disciplined review or introduction. THIS COURSE PLUS ONE FOLLOW-UP LATIN READING COURSE WILL FULFILL THE UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATE SCHOOL READING KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT. No prerequisite.

CLA 301 LATIN LITERATURE I: LATIN POETRY

Rome with selected readings of complete works from the major Latin authors. Lectures and class discussions on the various genres, styles, and themes of Latin literature. Prereq: LAT 202 or the equivalent. Repeatable up to 6 credit hours.

CLA 302 LATIN LITERATURE II: LATIN PROSE

Rome with selected readings of complete works from the major Latin authors. Lectures and class discussions on the various genres, styles, and themes of Latin literature. Prereq: LAT 202 or the equivalent. Repeatable up to 6 credit hours.

CLA 501 LATIN COMPOSITION (usually offered in the Fall)

The course is designed for students with a good command of Latin morphology and basic knowledge of Latin syntax. The participants will deepen their knowledge of Latin syntax, internalize the principles of Latin grammar and usage, and develop a sensitivity to prose style. The course will involve readings from Latin authors from all periods, and exercises in Latin prose composition. It will foster familiarization with the language through exercises that will go beyond simple translation from English. English, not Latin, will be the spoken language used in this course. Prereq: LAT 202 or permission of the instructor.

CLA 521 ADVANCED LATIN COMPOSITION AND READING (usually offered in the Spring)

This course continues the study of Latin composition, concentrating on the compound sentence, and modes of expression in subordinate clauses. Students will become acquainted with masterpieces of Latin prose from all periods, develop appreciation of various Latin prose styles, and increase their familiarity with the Latin language. The course will be taught in Latin and English. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

CLA 524/624 THE LATIN LITERATURE OF THE REPUBLIC

A study of one or more works selected from the beginnings of Roman literary history to 31 B.C., the period of such writers as Cicero, Caesar, Sallust, Plautus, Terence, Lucretius, and Catallus. Texts may include prose, including history, philosophy, rhetoric and oratory, and letters, and/or poetry, including drama and satire. A particular author, work, genre, or theme is selected each time the course is offered. Textual analysis is emphasized, with lectures and class discussion on the literary milieu. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits under a different subtitle. Prereq: CLA 301 or equivalent.

CLA 525/625 THE LATIN LITERATURE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

A study of one or more works selected from approximately 31 B.C. to the end of the Western Empire, the period of such writers as Livy, Tacitus, Pliny, Seneca, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and Juvenal. Texts may include prose, including history, philosophy, rhetoric and oratory, and letters, and/or poetry, including epic, lyric, elegiac, pastoral, and satire. A particular author, work, genre, or theme is selected each time the course is offered. Textual analysis is emphasized, with lectures and class discussion on the literary milieu. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits under a different subtitle. Prereq: CLA 301 or equivalent. Repeatable up to 9 credit hours.

CLA 528 - LATE ANTIQUE AND POST-IMPERIAL LATIN LITERATURE

A study of one or more works selected from Latin literature of late antiquity, or after the fall of the empire in the west, from approximately 200 AD into the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Authors and works may include early Christian Latin writers such as Augustine, late antique pagan writers such as the historian Ammianus, as well as medieval poetry, the Latin novel, medieval Christian writers, and Renaissance figures such as Erasmus. A particular author, work, genre, or theme is selected each time the course is offered. Textual analysis is emphasized, as well as the historical and cultural setting of the text and author. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits under a different subtitle. Prereq: CLA 301 or equivalent. Repeatable up to 9 credit hours.

CLA 580 - INDEPENDENT WORK IN CLASSICS

Courses to meet the needs of the student, including those who wish to study Medieval and/or Renaissance Latin, will be arranged in various areas. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits. Prereq: Major standing of 3.0 in department or consent of instructor.

MCL 591 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE LATIN (usually offered in the Fall)

An introduction from the basics in how to use Latin as a communicative language. Prereq: knowledge of Latin Grammar and at least Intermediate reading level.

CLA 611 LATIN OF THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE AND EARLY MIDDLE AGES

This course is based on extensive reading of Latin texts taken from the Roman through the Medieval periods. It aims to foster close familiarization with the Latin language, cultivate an appreciation for different Latin prose styles, as well as investigate the broader historical and cultural circumstances surrounding each work. The classes will be conducted in Latin, and the assignments will involve Latin composition. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours. Prereq: A minimum of two years of college-level work or equivalent training in Latin (the target language), and completion of MCL 591 (Intensive Conversational and Communicative Latin) or its equivalent (to be determined by instructor). 

CLA 612 LATIN FROM THE LATER MIDDLE AGES TO THE MODERN WORLD

This course is based on extensive reading of Latin texts taken from the Medieval through to the Modern period. It aims to foster close familiarization with the Latin language, cultivate an appreciation for different Latin prose styles, as well as investigate the broader historical and cultural circumstances surrounding each work. The classes will be conducted in Latin, and the assignments will involve Latin composition. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours. Prereq: A minimum of two years of college-level work or equivalent training in Latin (the target language), and completion of MCL 591 (Intensive Conversational and Communicative Latin) or its equivalent (to be determined by instructor).