Latin


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School of Arts and Sciences

Overview

Once the language of the ancient Roman Empire, Latin is a classical language whose influence is present in many parts of our modern world. Latin roots constitute the foundation of the majority of English words, and studying them is known to improve vocabulary, grammar, and the ability to learn new romance languages.

Who It's For

Latin has been used throughout the Western world in fields like computer science, medicine, law, literature, and education. We encourage students to take Latin classes because of their great practical advantages for careers in the natural, social, and applied sciences.

Key Benefits

  • Our thoughtfully designed course sequence emphasizes the practical use of Latin roots in modern language.
  • Small class sizes facilitate a discussion-based environment that will help you analyze and retain information.
  • Dedicated faculty help you learn at a deeper level.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

  • Connect ideas across languages and other fields of study by exploring Latin roots and their significance in modern language.
  • Understand the historical importance and prominence of the Latin language.
  • Engage in a classical education that will help you communicate your ideas in oral and written form.

Plan of Study

The Latin program is an intensive, one-year Latin course sequence. Occasionally, May Term classes and trips are offered.


Sample Courses

Latin II

Travel to the Golden Age of Latin literature. Experience an introduction to readings from the authors of the period of stylistic classicism, such as Caesar, Virgil, and Horace.

Career Opportunities

Studying Latin increases your ability to memorize and comprehend medical terminology and scientific expressions, and train the mind for constant critical thinking that can benefit any field of study.

Potential Careers

  • Medicine
  • Physical science
  • Social science
  • Law
  • Education
  • Computer science
  • History
  • Global studies

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