The Bachelor of Arts in Latin prepares students to read and interpret ancient Latin texts at a high level. By the end of Intermediate Latin I, students are reading unmodified ancient Latin texts in both prose and poetry from a wide range of genres. Latin authors that are the subject of upper-division courses include Cicero, Vergil, Ovid, Tacitus, Caesar and Plautus. Students also take culture courses taught in English in order to gain a better understanding of the world in which the texts were written. Regularly offered culture courses include mythology, civilization, and colloquia covering such thematic topics as Violence, Gender and Sexuality, and Ancient Christianities. Latin majors are also required to take courses on Roman History and English vocabulary from the classical languages.
Students interested in declaring the B.A. in Latin should contact the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, where advising is mandatory.
Students interested in teacher licensure must contact the departmental pedagogy coordinator for advising to complete the required education minor.
ALL MCLS MINORS AND MAJORS MUST CONSULT AN MCLS ADVISOR EACH SEMESTER.
ALL UPPER DIVISION COURSES ARE RESTRICTED. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM AN MCLS ADVISOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN SUCH COURSES.
Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.