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LATIN (LA)

Office: 239 B.B. Comer Hall

The course level at which students begin their study of Latin is determined by several factors. These factors include the following: the number of high-school units complete; language placement examination scores; or, for those with native or heritage competency, faculty evaluation.

Level        Placement Criteria
LA 101No prior instruction in Latin, fewer than two high-school units in
Latin, instruction more than four years ago, or UA placement test
LA 102UA credit for LA 101 or UA placement test
LA 201Credit for LA 102 or UA placement test
LA 202Credit for LA 201 or UA placement test
LA 300Credit for LA 202 or UA placement test

LA 101 Elementary Latin I. 3 hours.

Beginning fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 102 Elementary Latin II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: LA 101 with a grade of “C-” or higher, or language department placement.

Continued study of the fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 201 Intermediate Latin Reading I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: LA 102.

Introduction to and practice at reading Latin literature. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 202 Intermediate Latin Reading II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: LA 201.

Selected readings from Latin literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 301 Survey of Latin Literature of the Roman Republic. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: LA 202.

Readings in Latin literature to the time of Julius Caesar. Offered in the fall semester.

LA 302 Survey of Latin Literature of the Empire. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: LA 202.

Selected readings in later Roman literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA 480 Sallust. 3 hours.

A study of the Catilinarian conspiracy by examining the Latin text from two different sources—Cicero who wrote and delivered a number of speeches at the time and Sallust who wrote a historical treatise. Close study of these sources reveals personal and political agendas and draws sharp distinctions between rhetorical exhibitions and historical accounts.

LA 490 Readings in Latin Literature. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: LA 301 or LA 302.

The subject matter varies. May be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

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