Dan Davis (section head)
Knowledge of Latin opens the way not only to the large and influential body of Roman literature but also to a continuing tradition of Latin literature that extends through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and into the modern era. Coursework in Latin provides invaluable background for the study of ancient history, medieval literature and history, Romance languages and literatures, linguistics, English literature, art, music, and the development of Christianity.
View program learning goals for an explanation of learning outcomes in Latin.
The first course of a two-semester sequence emphasizing the basic grammar, vocabulary, and syntax of Latin.
The second course of a two-semester sequence which continues the study of ancient Latin grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Passages are drawn from a variety of Latin works.
A review of Latin grammar, vocabulary, and syntax, followed by readings from a variety of authors and works.
Fourth-semester readings from one or more Latin authors or works, such as Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, and Medieval Latin.