• 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful
completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:


  1. 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;
  2. develop skills in reading Latin from the study of simplified texts to
      focussed examination of foundational texts of the Greco-Roman world;
  3. study these texts against their historical and cultural background; and
  4. promote approaches and methodologies for critical thinking not only
      about the ancient sources but also the discourse of our own world.

Other Information

Students undertaking a double-major in Ancient Greek AND Latin may count LING1001 (Introduction to the Study of Language) towards one of their ancient languages majors in place of CLAS1001.
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Advice to Students:

LATN3125 may be completed more than once in a different Topic in each instance.

Major Requirement

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

A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level

A minimum of 6 units of courses at 3000 level

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of any courses from the Ancient History Minor

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