College of Liberal Arts
Latin Course Descriptions
LATIN 101-102 Beginning Latin (3, 3)
An introduction to classical Latin for students with limited or no prior knowledge of thelanguage. Readings from Latin authors supplement instruction in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. (101 Fall; 102 Spring)
LATIN 201-202 Intermediate Latin (3, 3)
An intermediate course in classical Latin, with review of basic grammar, syntax, andvocabulary, and further study in these areas, supplemented by readings from Latinauthors. Prerequisite: LATIN 102 or equivalent.
(201 Fall; 202 Spring)
LATIN 250 Study Tour: Selected Geographical Area (1-3)
Group cultural study tour in a particular geographical area in the ancient world whereLatin or Greek was used. Students will enhance their general cultural knowledge of thatregion with a Mount professor. This course is conducted in English. May be repeated forcredit.
LATIN 301 Advanced Latin Grammar and Composition (3)
A review and strengthening of students’ ownership of Latin grammar, syntax, andvocabulary acquired at the previous levels of Latin study. Prerequisite: LATIN 202 orequivalent.
LATIN 310 Roman Literary History I: Survey (3)
Careful study of a selection of authors, themes, or genres from the beginnings of Rometo the Augustan Age. Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.
LATIN 311 Roman Literary History II: Survey (3)
Careful study of a selection of authors, themes, or genres from the Age of Augustus tothe Fall of Rome. Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.
LATIN 330 Hollywood and Rome (3)
Introduces students to 20th century cinema dealing with ancient Rome. Students readancient literature (in English) which corresponds to the time, personages, and eventsportrayed in films and are enabled to form educated opinions about the ancient worldwhich can be used to evaluate critically those cinematic productions. Course taught inEnglish; cross-listed as LAHI 330.
LATIN 340 The Roman Novel (3)
A survey course in which students read the Roman novels, e.g., Apuleius,Metamorphoses, Petronius, Satyricon, Seneca, Apocolocyntosis, and the Milesian Tales.Course taught in English.
LATIN 350 Women in Ancient Rome (3)
Examination of the status of women in ancient Rome in light of modern views ofwomen’s roles in society. Readings (in English) from a variety of ancient sources whichpresent the historical, social, political, and personal development of women within thepatriarchal society of ancient Rome. Taught in English.
LATIN 360 Roman Historians (3)
Detailed study of the works of the Roman historians Caesar, Livy, Sallust, or Tacitus.Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.
LATIN 398 Independent Study (1-3)
Supervised individual work for students with advanced Latin skills who wish to engagein concentrated reading and research on materials and authors not otherwise offered inregular courses. Permission of the instructor, department chair and dean is required.
LATIN 400 Roman Epic Poetry (3)
Detailed study of the works of the Roman epic poets, Vergil, Ovid, Lucan, or Statius.Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.
LATIN 410 Roman Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (3)
Detailed study of the works of Roman lyric and elegiac poets, Catullus, Horace, Ovid,Propertius, or Statius. Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.
LATIN 480 Internship (credits to be determined)
An off-campus work experience that develops proficiencies in Latin. Permission of theinstructor, department chair.