• 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

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


  1. 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;
  2. develop skills in reading Ancient Greek/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.

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Advice to Students:

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

Minor Overview

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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