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Latin - LAT Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101A. Elementary Latin (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Introduction to the Latin language as used by Vergil, Cicero, Livy, Catullus, Tacitus, and Juvenal as well as late Latin and medieval writers. Basic forms, syntax, and basic vocabulary leading to a reading knowledge.

101B. Elementary Latin (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course. Prerequisite: LAT 101A or equivalent.
Continuation of LAT 101A.

UPPER DIVISION

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

300. Intensive Latin (6)

Equivalent to two semesters of Elementary Latin. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students with little or no knowledge of Latin, whose degree programs require or recommend a reading knowledge of the language.
Not open for credit to students with credit in LAT 101B or LAT 321.

301. Intermediate Latin (4)

Prerequisite: LAT 101B or 300 or equivalent.
Continued study of the language and culture of the ancient Romans. Reading and translating selections of classical writers.

401. Vergil (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selections from Vergil’s Aeneid, and/or selections from the Georgics and Eclogues.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters, which includes previously earned credit in GK 352.

402. Cicero (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of one or more works of Cicero.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters, which includes previously earned credit in GK 351.

403. Latin Lyric and Elegy (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selected poems of one or more of the lyric and elegiac poets: Catullus, Horace (Odes, Epodes, Carmen Saeculare), Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid (Amores).
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

404. Latin Epic (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selections from Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and/or Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

405. Historiography of the Republic (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selections from Sallust and/or Julius Caesar.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

406. Historiography of the Empire (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selections from Livy and/or Tacitus.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

407. Latin of the Early Principate (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selections from the following authors and works: Pliny the Younger, Martial, Seneca’s letters, Suetonius.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

408. Roman Comedy (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of one or more plays of Plautus and Terence.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

409. Roman Satire (3)

Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selected satires of Horace, Juvenal, or Persius, the Satyricon of Petronius or the Apocolocyntosis of Seneca the Younger.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

410A-B-C. Latin Prose Composition (1-1-1)

Thorough instruction in writing Latin prose at the advanced level. Extensive coverage of syntax and morphology of Latin.

  • A. Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent. Beginning Latin prose composition
  • B. Prerequisite: LAT 410A. Continuation of prose composition.
  • C. Prerequisite: LAT 410B. Continuation of prose composition.

490. Special Topics (1-3)

Prerequisites: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Translation and study of authors of a particular period (e.g., Medieval Latin) or of a methodological specialty (e.g., Latin epigraphy).
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters.

  • A. Medieval Latin

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.