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LATIN (LATN)

DEPARTMENTAL REGULATIONS

Requirements for the Major in Latin: Eight author courses totaling 24 credit hours. 300-level courses may be substituted for two of the four 200-level courses. Majors in Latin must also take a three-hour Latin composition course (LATN 303), and during the senior year, CLST 383-384. Either LATN 271 or 272 may be counted as an author course, but not both of them.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR LATIN MAJOR
 
 
Courses
Credit Hrs.
Latin 283, 284, 286, 287, 303; four more courses at the 300-level
9
27
Classical Studies 383 and 384
2
6
English 105 and 106
2
6
History core
2
6
Mathematics core
1
3
Philosophy core
3
9
Theology core
3
9
Natural science core
3
9
Social science core
2
6
Communicative/expressive arts core
1
3
Electives to complete 128 credit hours
variable
44
TOTAL
128
 

Requirements for the Honors Program in Latin: Twelve author courses totaling 36 credit hours and including LATN 396, 397, 398 d 399. Honors majors must also take LATN 303 and during senior year, CLST 383-384.

Requirements for the Minor in Latin: Four author courses in the 200-series or above totaling twelve hours in addition to CLST 384, which is to be taken in the senior year. Either LATN 271 or 272 may be counted as an author course, but not both of them.

Advanced Placement Program: Entering freshmen who pass the Vergil Advanced Placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board with an acceptable grade will receive three credit hours and be exempt from one 200-level course.

Similarly, freshmen who pass the Latin literature advanced placement examination with an acceptable grade will receive three credit hours and will be exempt from one 200-level course.

Certification Requirements for Teaching Latin in Illinois High Schools: For information on teacher certification requirements, consult page 197 in this catalog.

LATIN COURSES OF INSTRUCTION

(All courses are 3 credit hours each.)

131. Elementary Latin I.
Forms, elementary syntax, basic vocabulary; readings.

132. Elementary Latin II.
Prerequisite: 131.
Continued study of fundamentals leading to readings in prose.

271. Introduction to Roman Prose.
Representative selections from essays and epistles of Golden and Silver Age authors. Analysis and appreciation of style and thought.

272. Introduction to Roman Poetry.
Selections from lyric and epic poetry and drama of Republican and Augustan authors. Study of style and genre.

283. The Age of Caesar.
Literature and Roman society and politics in Caesar’s time. Selections from Lucretius, Catullus, Sallust, Caesar, Cicero.

284. The Age of Augustus.
Literature and Roman society and politics in the time of Augustus. Selections from Vergil, Horace, Livy, Ovid, Tibullus, Propertius.

286. The Age of Nero.
Roman society and politics in the time of Nero, with emphasis on the person of Nero and the character of Roman urban society as reflected in the literature. Selections from Tacitus, Petronius, Seneca, Lucan.

287. The Age of the Flavians.
Literature and Roman society and politics in the time of Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian. Selections from Suetonius, Martial, and Juvenal.

303. Latin Composition.
Prerequisites: two Latin author courses.
Practical exercises to develop correct and fluent expression in written Latin prose.

314. Cicero’s Letters.
Familiar style of correspondence of the classical period; political and social life of Rome.

315. The Latin Fathers.
Jerome, Augustine; introduction to historical background of Western patristic thought.

317. Pliny the Younger.
Translation of selected letters; discussion of Roman customs in public and private life.

325. The Orations of Cicero.
Judicial processes; the legal mind of Cicero.

332. Historical Masterworks I.
Livy, Caesar, or Sallust. The Roman Republic.

335. Historical Masterworks II.
Tacitus or Suetonius. The Roman Empire.

341. Vergil. Aeneid, Books VI-XII.

343. Latin Verse.
Selections from Catullus, Martial, Horace, Statius.

344. Roman Elegy.
Selections from the elegies of Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.

345. Horace.
Selected odes, satires, epistles.

346. Juvenal.
Selected satires.

351. Roman Comedy.
Selected plays of Plautus and/or Terence.

360. Lucretius.
Selections from De Rerum Natura.

361. St. Augustine.
Analytical study of a selected treatise.

362. Cicero’s Philosophical Works.
Cicero’s philosophy.

364. Seneca.
Selected epistles, essays, or tragedies: study of Stoicism.

373. Workshop in Secondary School Latin. (CIEP 373)
Study and discussion by a select group, with pertinent lectures and demonstrations, of topics concerned with objectives, standards, methods of presentation and testing, audio-visual aids, and desirable backgrounds for the student and teacher of Latin in the secondary school.

387. Medieval Latin. (MSTU 384)
Select readings from prose and poetry; comparison with classical Latin style.

388-389. Readings in Latin Literature.

396-399. Honors Readings in Latin Literature.

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