What it's all about

When studying Latin, students focus on great texts taught in their original language, grammar and the impact of Greek culture. The Latin major is in the Classics department, which is devoted to the study of the classic works of the Greek and Roman world - works that founded and subsequently shaped all of Western intellectual history.

This study is not the tired praise of something old, but a fresh and exciting continuation of a conversation begun long ago with our culture's greatest philosophical, political and artistic minds. What is more, this study takes place in the original Latin, so that we and our students may have as direct an access as possible to the products of genius.

Students will become well versed in Latin and should be able to read and write fluently upon graduation. Latin also serves as a strong foundation and can supplement any other major or minor.

You might take classes such as:

  •  Roman Comedy
  •  Readings in Imperial Epic
  •  Intermediate Latin

Graduates of this major go on to:

  •  teach
  •  attend graduate, law, or medical school