Bulletin--Latin Discipline

LATIN


College of Humanities

Undergraduate Courses

101 Elementary Latin (5)

Introduction to the Latin language with intensive drill in grammar and vocabulary. Models of the best prose usage are used to illustrate grammatical principles and written exercises in Latin are required throughout the semester. The position of Latin in the Indo-European family of languages. The development of the Romantic languages from Latin.

202 Intermediate Latin (2-6)

Prerequisite: LATN 101 or equivalent. Understanding, reading, writing of Latin at the intermediate level. Selections from Caesar, Nepos, Cicero, Catullus, Vergil. May be repeated for a total of ten (10) units for credit.

415 Literature of the Republic (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selections from such representative writers as Plautus, Terence, Lucretius, Caesar, Cicero, Sallust, Nepos. Study of the quality of language, the style of the author, and his relationship to the ideas and ideals of the Roman Republic. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

420 Literature of the Augustan Period (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selections from such representative authors as Vergil, Horace, Ovid, the elegiac poets, Livy. Literary aspects of the individual genres in which each writes. Influence of each writer on later periods of literature. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

425 Literature of the Empire (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selections from such representative authors as Seneca, Petronius, Lucan, Pliny, Martial, Tacitus, Juvenal, Suetonius. Special characteristics of the various genres and style of the Silver Age of Latin literature. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated for credit.

Graduate Course

899 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: advanced reading knowledge of Latin and consent of supervising faculty member. This independent study allows the student to pursue 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 six units of credit.


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