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LATN 101 : Elementary Latin

Prerequisites: None
Description: Latin language and grammar with emphasis on reading classical prose. Groundwork for master works of Latin poetry and prose.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 5
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

LATN 202 : Intermediate Latin

Prerequisites: LATN 101 or equivalent.
Description: Understanding, reading, writing at the intermediate level. Reading selections from prose and poetry.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 5
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

LATN 301 : Introduction to Latin Prose and Poetry

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Latin 202 or consent of instructor.
Description: Reading, translation and literary analysis of Latin passages, alongside grammar and vocabulary review.
Units: 3

LATN 430 : Roman Satire

Prerequisites: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Description: Translation and analysis from the satires of Horace, Juvenal, Persius, and Petronius; Satiricon and epigrams of Martial; Roman satire and critical approaches. Paired with LATN 730. Students who have completed LATN 430 may not take LATN 730 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 436 : Roman Novel

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Roman novels. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with LATN 736. Students who have completed LATN 736 may not take LATN 436 for credit.)
Units: 3

LATN 440 : Roman Philosophy

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Roman philosophical works. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with LATN 740. Students who have completed LATN 740 may not take LATN 440 for credit.)
Units: 3

LATN 441 : Roman Oratory and Rhetoric

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Roman speeches and works of rhetorical theory. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with LATN 741. Students who have completed LATN 741 may not take LATN 441 for credit.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

LATN 445 : Latin Epic I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry, with a focus on Vergil's Eclogues, Georgics, and/or Aeneid 1-6. Discussion of poetic models and historical context. Paired with LATN 745. Students who have completed LATN 445 may not take LATN 745 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 446 : Latin Epic II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry with a focus on Vergil's Aeneid 7-12 and/or Ovid's Metamorphoses. Discussion of poetic models and historical context. (Paired with LATN 746. Students who have taken LATN 746 may not take LATN 446 for credit.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

LATN 450 : Roman Drama

Prerequisites: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Description: Translation and analysis from the works of Plautus, Terence, Seneca; performance of ancient comedy, tragedy. Paired with LATN 750. Students who have completed LATN 450 may not take LATN 750 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 455 : Latin Lyric & Elegy I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Horace. Discussion of historical context.
Units: 3

LATN 456 : Latin Lyric and Elegy II

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Ovid, Martial, and Statius. Discussion of historical context. Paired with LATN 756. Students who have completed LATN 456 may not take LATN 756 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

LATN 460 : Roman Historiography I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the republican period and early principate. Discussion of literary models and historical context. Paired with LATN 760. Students who have completed LATN 760 may not take LATN 460 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 461 : Roman Historiography II

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the imperial period. Discussion of literary models and historical context. Paired with LATN 761. Students who have taken LATN 761 may not take LATN 461 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

LATN 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.
Units: 1-3

LATN 730 : Roman Satire

Prerequisites: Intermediate Latin or equivalent.
Description: For course description, see LATN 430. Paired with LATN 430. Students who have completed LATN 730 may not take LATN 430 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 736 : Roman Novel

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Paired with LATN 436. For course description, see LATN 436. Students who have completed LATN 436 may not take LATN 736 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 740 : Roman Philosophy

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Paired with LATN 440. For course description, see LATN 440. Students who have completed LATN 440 may not take LATN 740 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 741 : Roman Oratory and Rhetoric

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Paired with LATN 441. For course description, see LATN 441. Students who have completed LATN 441 may not take LATN 741 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

LATN 745 : Latin Epic I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: For course description, see LATN 445. Paired with LATN 445. Students who have completed LATN 745 may not take LATN 445 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 746 : Latin Epic II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Paired with LATN 446. For course description, see LATN 446. Students who have taken LATN 446 may not take LATN 746 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

LATN 750 : Roman Drama

Prerequisites: Intermediate Latin or equivalent.
Description: For course description, see LATN 450. Paired with LATN 450. Students who have completed LATN 750 may not take LATN 450 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 755 : Latin Elegy and Lyric I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Horace. Discussion of historical context.
Units: 3

LATN 756 : Latin Lyric and Elegy II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Paired with LATN 456. For course description, see LATN 456. Students who complete LATN 756 may not take LATN 456 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

LATN 760 : Roman Historiography I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: For course description, see LATN 460. Paired with LATN 460. Students who have completed LATN 460 may not take LATN 760 for credit.
Units: 3

LATN 761 : Roman Historiography II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Description: Paired with LATN 461. For description, see LATN 461. Students who have taken LATN 461 may not take LATN 761 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

LATN 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Advanced reading knowledge of Latin and consent of supervising faculty member.
Description: Advanced reading of an ancient Latin author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 1-3
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