• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Latin
  • Minor code LATN-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The study of Latin is a rewarding one. A Latin minor 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.


Learning outcomes

  • To consolidate and extend your command of Ancient Greek/Latin grammar and vocabulary; to enable you to increase your ability to read Ancient Greek/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      Ancient Greek/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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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 18 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
  LATN 2117: Adv Latin P - Reading Course
  LATN 2118: Adv Latin Q - Reading Course
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