Classical Studies: Latin Emphasis

Classical Studies: Latin Emphasis
Hours38 - 46 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Emphasizes Latin language and literature, with some work in Roman civilization.
It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
requirement 4 Complete 1 option
Note: Latin 101, 102, 111 may be waived with equivalent language experience.
requirement 5 Complete 6 courses
Note: The Latin 302 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level prose courses and the Latin 301 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level poetry courses. Concurrent enrollment will be permitted only in rare and special cases and must have the approval both of the classics section head and the instructor of the 400-level course concerned.
Complete IHum 311: Advanced Writing in Comparative Arts and Humanities or another GE-approved Advanced Written and Oral Communication course.
requirement 6 Complete 1 option
Note: Latin 411R and Cl Cv 340R may be taken only once each.
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.