Comparative Arts and Letters

Classical Studies (Latin option)

Classical Studies (Latin option)
Hours22 - 30 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1 Complete 16.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 2 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Latin 411R may be taken only once.
Program Outcomes: 

Mechanics of the Latin language

With minimal and informed recourse to dictionaries, grammars, commentaries, and other translation aids, students will be able to read and comprehend the prose and poetry of Classical Latin authors. Specifically, they will be able to read and comprehend the writings of Caesar, Vergil, Cicero, Tacitus, and other Latin authors of comparable difficulty. Students will be able to compose Latin sentences and paragraphs in imitation of the style of Classical Roman masters.

Interpretation and analysis of Latin texts

Students will demonstrate their ability to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Classical literary texts to develop and clearly express original interpretations of these texts.

Understanding and contextualizing the culture of Rome

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and comprehension of the history, literature, philosophy, and visual arts of Rome from the Regal Period to the decline of the Empire.