Classics / Undergraduate Study

Latin BA

Capstone Major

Learning Outcomes

The Latin major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including research, analysis, and writing
  • Identification and analysis of appropriate ancient sources, material evidence, and other primary documents appropriate to the field
  • Engagement with peers through presentation, discussion, and critique of student work
  • Conception and execution of a project that identifies and engages with a specialized topic
  • Working knowledge of scholarly discourse relative to a specialized topic

Preparation for the Major

Required: Classics 10, 20; Latin 1, 2, 3, 20, or equivalent. Latin 16 may be substituted for Latin 1, 2, 3.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Latin major with 90 or more units must complete as many of the following introductory courses as possible prior to admission to UCLA: one year of Latin and related courses in civilization, culture, history, linguistics, literature, and closely related languages.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: (1) Seven upper-division Latin courses, including course 110; Latin 197 and 199 may be applied only by petition; (2) three upper-division courses in classical civilization and/or ancient history (History 112A through M112E, 113A, 113B, 114A, 114B, 114C, 115). Courses in related fields not offered by the department may be substituted by petition and with approval of the faculty undergraduate adviser; (3) one capstone seminar (Classics 191).