The minor in Latin offers students the opportunity to develop and refine their knowledge of the Latin language by reading classical Latin literature. Students gain an understanding and appreciation of the literature, culture, and intellectual achievements of Roman antiquity that have contributed to the development of Western civilization.
A Latin minor complements majors in literature, language, history, philosophy, and the arts, all of which find their roots in classical antiquity. Majors in the natural and the social sciences are also strengthened by the historical perspective and the advanced training in language and terminology afforded by the minor in Latin.
For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of this catalog.
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Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits in Latin beyond the intermediate proficiency level with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
Students complete 18 credits of the following courses which vary in content and may be repeated for credit when content is different.
LATN 351 - Roman Prose Literature Credits: 3
LATN 352 - Roman Poetry Credits: 3
LATN 451 - Studies in Roman Literature Credits: 3
LATN 452 - Studies in Roman Literature Credits: 3