Latin Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog


LATIN MINOR

Complete 18 semester hours from the following:

LATN 101 Beginning Latin I (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 102 Beginning Latin II (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 150 Intensive Beginning Latin (6 hours lecture) 6
LATN 205 Intermediate Latin I (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 206 Intermediate Latin II (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 301 Latin Literature of the Republic (3 hour lecture) 3
LATN 302 Latin Literature of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 303 Latin Literature of the Silver Age (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 304 Latin Literature of the Middle Ages (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 401 Latin Composition (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 410 Advanced Latin Grammar (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 411 Roman Letter Writing (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 412 Roman Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 414 Roman Lyric Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 415 Roman Biography (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 419 Methods of Teaching Latin (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 445 Linguistic History of the Latin Language (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 451 Roman Historians (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 453 The Epic and Vergil (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 454 Lucretius and Ancient Science (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 455 Ovid (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 461 Caesar: End of the Republic (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 462 Roman Satire (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 464 The Elegy (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 470 Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar) 3
LATN 475 Study Abroad (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 478 Advanced Latin Readings: Selected Topics (3 hours lecture) 3
LATN 484 Cicero: Ancient Philosophy (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

LATN101: Beginning Latin I (3 hours lecture)

The fundamentals of classical Latin grammar. Reading of simple Latin texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

LATN102: Beginning Latin II (3 hours lecture)

The continuation of Beginning Latin I. Fundamentals of Latin grammar and reading of selected texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 101 or departmental approval.

LATN150: Intensive Beginning Latin (6 hours lecture)

The equivalent of Beginning Latin I and II. Fundamentals of classical Latin grammar and reading of selected Latin texts. 6 sh.

LATN205: Intermediate Latin I (3 hours lecture)

Review of grammar. Selected readings from Latin prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 102 or departmental approval.

LATN206: Intermediate Latin II (3 hours lecture)

Review of grammar. Selected readings from Latin prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN301: Latin Literature of the Republic (3 hour lecture)

A historical survey of the highlights of Latin literature from its beginnings to the death of Cicero. Selections from prose and poetry will be read with attention to style, form, outlook, and cultural context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 206 or department approval.

LATN302: Latin Literature of the Golden Age (3 hours lecture)

A historical survey of the highlights of Latin literature from the second triumvirate through the early Julio-Claudian period. Selections from prose and poetry will be read with attention to style, form, outlook, and cultural context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 206 or departmental approval.

LATN303: Latin Literature of the Silver Age (3 hours lecture)

A historical survey of the highlights of Latin literature from the Neronian period through the second century of the Christian era. Selections from prose and poetry will be read with attention to style, form, outlook, and cultural context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 206 or departmental approval.

LATN304: Latin Literature of the Middle Ages (3 hours lecture)

The highlights of Latin literature from the disintegration of the Roman Empire in the West to the beginning of the Renaissance. Selections from poetry, history, philosophy, theology, and popular literature will be read with attention to style, development of the language, and historical context. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Latin. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 206 or departmental approval.

LATN401: Latin Composition (3 hours lecture)

Practice in writing Latin prose in conjunction with review of grammar. Readings in selected Latin authors with a view toward acquiring familiarity with different prose styles. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN410: Advanced Latin Grammar (3 hours lecture)

Linguistic analysis of Latin grammar based on examples from classical authors. Practice in writing Latin prose. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN411: Roman Letter Writing (3 hours lecture)

The public figure and the private citizen seen through the letters of Cicero and Pliny. The letters as evidence for Roman political and social history. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN412: Roman Drama (3 hours lecture)

Selected comedies of Plautus and Terence with attention to style, form, dramatic technique, and literary ancestry. The influence of Roman comedy on subsequent European drama. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN414: Roman Lyric Poetry (3 hours lecture)

Readings from the lyrics of Catullus and Horace, with particular emphasis on style, themes, and metrics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN415: Roman Biography (3 hours lecture)

The biography as a genre: selected passages from Sallust, Tacitus, Suetonius; contrasting these works with autobiographical evidence from the letters and excerpts of other Latin authors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN419: Methods of Teaching Latin (3 hours lecture)

The history of methodology together with new approaches and techniques. The development of a Latin curriculum, including evaluation of textbooks and construction of lesson plans, reviews, and tests. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN445: Linguistic History of the Latin Language (3 hours lecture)

Latin and its position in the Indo-European family; the evolution from the spoken to the literary, to the vulgar, to the Christian; characteristics of the periods exemplified in the language; transitional features in the phonology, morphology, and syntax. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN451: Roman Historians (3 hours lecture)

Selected readings from Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus. The development of Roman historiography in the context of Roman history and the Greek historiographical background. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN453: The Epic and Vergil (3 hours lecture)

Readings primarily from the Aeneid but including selections from the Georgics and Eclogues. Vergil as a literary artist and his role in the development of the epic in Western literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN454: Lucretius and Ancient Science (3 hours lecture)

Reading of De Rerum Natura with study and discussion of the relation of science and philosophy in antiquity; Greek schools of thought and Roman interpretation of Hellenistic ideas. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN455: Ovid (3 hours lecture)

Selections from Ovid's works, principally the Metamorphoses, Ars Amatoria, Amores, and Heroides. Ovidian style, humor, and use of literary myth. Ovid's influence on literature and the arts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN461: Caesar: End of the Republic (3 hours lecture)

Selected readings from the De Bello Gallico and De Bello Civili. Caesar as a politician, general, man of letters, and historical source on his own conquests. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN462: Roman Satire (3 hours lecture)

Readings from Horace, Juvenal, Petronius, and others. Different forms and definitions of satire. The Latin contribution to satire in Western literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN464: The Elegy (3 hours lecture)

The Roman elegiac poets, Tibullus and Propertius; the elegy as a form of poetic expression. Comparison of the elegy in Latin and English literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN470: Senior Seminar (3 hours seminar)

Independent study pursued on a theme in depth by contractual arrangement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN475: Study Abroad (3 hours lecture)

Approved study-travel program at selected universities, classical sites, museums. Credit by evaluation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.

LATN478: Advanced Latin Readings: Selected Topics (3 hours lecture)

Intensive reading and critical study of a selected author, genre, period, or theme in Latin literature. Topic to be announced each semester. May be repeated for twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 205 or departmental approval.

LATN484: Cicero: Ancient Philosophy (3 hours lecture)

Cicero's philosophical essays with special attention to his role as a transmitter of Greek philosophy to the Roman and later Western world. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LATN 301, LATN 302, LATN 303, LATN 304 or departmental approval.