Latin Major - Bachelor of Arts
While it is true that classical Greek and Latin are no longer spoken languages, the literature and art of the Ancients speak to us still. To study the classics is to come into direct contact with the sources of Western civilization and culture, both pagan and Christian. An intimate knowledge of our Greco-Roman heritage furnishes students of the classics with historical, political, and aesthetic perspectives on the contemporary world. An undergraduate classics, Greek, or Latin major provides excellent preparations for careers not only in academic, but also in nonacademic professions. A background in these fields is, moreover, highly advantageous for applicants to graduate and professional schools in English, modern languages, history, philosophy, law, medicine, and theology.
The Latin major requires 32 units of coursework (most courses are 4 units), all of which must be under the LATN rubric and above the level of 402 (that is, LATN 401-402 do not count for a Latin major).
A Latin major must complete at least one LATN course at the 700 level.
The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by the above Latin course taken at the 700 level or through another option (Honors thesis, etc.) approved by the advisor.
Latin majors may take LATN 503 or 504 to satisfy both the World Culture Discovery Program requirement and to satisfy major requirements.
Latin (LATN) courses are those concerned with the Latin language.
See the Classics Program page for a faculty list and full program information.