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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Latin Courses

Please read the placement policy of this department before enrolling in your first Latin class at USD or elsewhere.

Lower Division Courses
101 First Semester Latin 201 Third Semester Latin
102 Second Semester Latin 202 Fourth Semester Latin
194 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture 293 Tutoring or Field Experience in Latin
  294 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Upper Division Courses
394 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture 493 Tutoring or Field Experience in Latin
499 Independent Study

Lower-Division Courses (LATN)

101 First Semester Latin (3)

Essentials of grammar and sentence structure. Study of culture and history through the reading of simple excerpts from Roman literature. Prerequisite: Placement exam or waiver of placement. Every Fall.

102 Second Semester Latin (3)

A continuation of LATN 101. Translating brief sections of Latin authors and exploring various facets of Roman culture continue as the nucleus of the course. Prerequisite: LATN 101 or equivalent, or placement exam. Every Spring.

194 topics in language, literature, or culture (3)

Study at the lower-division level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected subjects will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Prerequisites: None.

201 Third Semester Latin (3)

Grammar review. A more intense understanding of Roman experience and thought is achieved by analysis and translation of extended passages of Latin literature. This course satisfies the core curriculum requirement. Prerequisite: LATN 102 or equivalent, or placement exam. Every semester. Every Fall.

202 Fourth Semester Latin (3)

Introduction to Latin literature. Designed for those who have completed three semesters of the grammar sequence, this course exposes students to a variety of classical and medieval authors through graded readings. Review of grammar as needed. Emphasis on cultural and historical aspects. Prerequisite: LATN 201 or equivalent, or placement exam. Every Spring.

293 Tutoring or Field Experience in Latin (1-3)

Supervised participation in the department's Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student's skills in the target language are developed. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor or the language coordinator.

294 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture (3)

Study at the lower-division level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected topics will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Consult with the instructor or the department chair. Prerequisite: LATN 202 or approval of the instructor.

394 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture (3)

Study at the third year level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected topics will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Consult with the instructor or the department chair. Prerequisite: LATN 202 or approval of the instructor.

493 Tutoring or Field Experience in Latin (1-3)

Supervised participation in the department's Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student's skills in the target language are developed. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor, department chair, or the language coordinator.

499 Independent Study (1-3)

A program arranged between the advanced student and the instructor to provide intensive study in a particular area of interest. Extensive reading and consultation are required, as well as preparation of reports to be assigned by the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.