The Major in Latin requires a minimum of eight courses (majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits):

  • Latin 14-954 (Capstone)
  • Seven additional courses in Latin, five of which must be upper level

(click here for 2017/2018 catalog requirements) 

Incoming students who place into the language sequence may be eligible for credit.

A student majoring in Latin (through 2009/2010 catalog) must meet the following requirements: a minimum of 30 semester hours, of which at least 18 hours must be upper level (courses numbered above 200).

The upper-level program can be tailored to meet individual student needs.

Courses offered are:

Latin

  • 14-014 Latin I
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading.
  • 14-024 Latin II
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading. Prerequisite: Latin 14-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-114 Latin III
    Readings in Petronius.Prerequisite: Latin 14-024 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-124 Latin IV
    Readings in Virgil. Prerequisite: Latin14-114 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-144 Latin I
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading.
  • 14-154 Latin II
    Essentials of grammar, composition and reading. Prerequisite: Latin 14-014 or Latin 14-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-164 Latin III
    Poetry and Prose for our Time. Readings and cultural studies of poets such as Horace to prose writers of natural history (the two Plinys), society and politics (Tacitus) to later works such as those of Hildegard of Bingen (12th cent. polymath and author of causae et curae) and Carolus Linnaeus (18th century botanist). Prerequisite: Latin 14-024 or Latin 14-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement....
  • 14-204 Rdngs Vergil & Cltrl Stds Augustan Rome
    Including politics, art, architecture, mythology, and Roman reception of their distant past. Prerequisite: Latin 14-114 or Latin 14-164, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 14-404 Livy
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 14-424 Tacitus
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 14-444 Intermediate Tutorial
  • 14-504 Horace
    Elements of grammar and style in a historical context. Prerequisite: Latin 14-124 or Latin 14-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 14-603 Topics in Latin Lit I
  • 14-604 Topics in Latin Literature I
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. Students participate in weekly webcast session offered through Sunoikisis, an on-line discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as we...
  • 14-704 Topics in Latin Literature II
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. Students participate in weekly webcast session offered through Sunoikisis, an on-line discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as we...
  • 14-901 Tutorial
  • 14-902 Tutorial
  • 14-903 Tutorial
  • 14-904 Tutorial
  • 14-951 Independent Study
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-952 Independent Study
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-953 Independent Study
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-954 Independent Study
    May be repeated with changed content.
  • 14-983 Honors
  • 14-984 Honors
    By invitation only.

 Students majoring in Latin are encouraged to study for a semester or year at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies or at College Year at Athens.

The Capstone consists of a semester-long research project, which encompasses a wide range within the area of Latin studies. The project culminates with a formal paper and an oral presentation to an interdepartmental committee, chosen by the student and the faculty project advisor.

Students who major in Latin, and who place out of the foreign language requirement as entering first-year students, may take a Latin exam for credit. Students may earn up to six semester hours of lower level credit upon successful completion of the exam.

In addition to Latin courses, Latin majors are strongly urged to take interdisciplinary courses on ancient civilization, philosophy, literature, mythology, and art and archaeology.

Minoring

(click here for 2017/2018 catalog requirements) 

The Latin minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours, of which at least 12 hours must be upper level (courses numbered above 200). The upper level program can be tailored to meet individual student needs.

A student minoring in Classics (through 2009/2010 catalog) must meet the following requirements: five courses in Latin (minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits, twelve of which must be upper level).

Students who minor in Latin and who have placed out of the foreign language requirement as entering first-year students may take a Latin exam for credit. Students may earn up to six semester hours of lower level credit upon successful completion of the exam.

In addition to Latin courses, Latin minors are strongly urged to take interdisciplinary courses on ancient civilization, philosophy, literature, mythology, and art and archaeology.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Hal Haskell (haskell@southwestern.edu) (512) 863-1554
 or
Dr. Glenda Carl (carlg@southwestern.edu) (512) 863-1590