• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Latin
  • Major code LATN-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The study of Latin is a rewarding one. A Latin major introduces the principles of the language (grammar, vocabulary, syntax) and develops reading skills so that you engage closely with the Latin texts. The courses we offer give you a unique opportunity to read in the original language the literature, history, and philosophy of the Roman world. From your engagement with the past through its language and literature you will gain a richer understanding not only of that world but also of contemporary society. Proficiency in Latin is highly recommended also for those wishing to specialize in Ancient Greek or Roman history and civilization.



Due to structural changes in the undergraduate program rules in 2012, the courses that make up the new 2012 majors may be different to the pre-2012 majors, and therefore some courses cannot be counted between majors.  Students are advised to contact the CASS Student Office if they are unsure about their Majors.


Learning outcomes

  • To consolidate and extend your command of Latin grammar and vocabulary; to enable you to increase your ability to read Latin with pleasure and understanding: some texts at sight, any texts with the aid of dictionaries, grammars, translations, and textual notes;
  • To develop skills in reading Latin from the study of simplified texts to focussed examination of foundational texts of the Greco-Roman world;
  • To study these texts against their historical and cultural background;
  • To promote approaches and methodologies for critical thinking not only about the ancient sources but also the discourse of our own world.
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LATN2125 – Advanced Latin has special topics offered each semester.  This course may be included in the major more than once by selecting a different topic each time.


Major Requirement

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

A minimum of 36 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6
LATN1102 Continuing Latin 6
LATN2101 Intermediate Latin 6
LATN2125 Advanced Latin 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LATN2117 Advanced Latin P - Reading Course 6
LATN2118 Advanced Latin Q - Reading Course 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

2000 level Ancient History (ANCH) courses

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