Classics / Undergraduate Study

Latin Minor

The Latin minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of the Latin language. After a year of elementary Latin (Latin 1, 2, 3) or its equivalent, students select departmental upper-division reading courses in classical (and/or late antique and medieval) Latin prose and poetry that provide close analysis of individual texts, with attention to their historical, literary, and cultural context. Subjects of study include Roman comedy, epic, lyric, elegy, satire, history, rhetoric, philosophy, epistolography, and the novel.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Courses (14 units): Latin 2, 3, 20, or equivalent. Latin 16 may be substituted for Latin 2 and 3.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): Five courses selected from Latin 100 through 133.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.