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Latin Program

Learn the language whose speakers shaped not only Europe but Western Civilization! In our Latin sequence you'll learn the language of Cicero and Caesar while deepening your own grammatical knowledge of English and enriching your vocabulary! 

LAT 101 Beginning Latin I 3 cr. Introduction to the grammar and language of the Roman Empire with emphasis on Latinate words surviving into English. Throughout, students will be exposed to snippets from real Latin authors, e.g. Caesar, Vergil, Cicero, Ovid.

LAT 102 Beginning Latin II 3 cr. A continuation of Latin 101 with an introduction to more advanced grammar topics such as the subjunctive, indirect discourse, conditional sentences, and the supine. Increasingly more advanced literary texts are also introduced.

LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 3 cr. A continuation of Latin 102 with primary focus on reading prose. Reading selections will come from Caesar's "Gallic Wars", Cicero's "Pro Caelio", Augustus' "Res Gestae", Suetonius' "The Twelve Caesars", and portions of Jerome's Vulgate Bible. Prerequisite: Latin 102

LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II 3 cr. To continue in the reading of original Latin prose authors such as Cicero, Caesar, Tacitus, and Suetonius as well as to explore the works of various poets such as Vergil, Horace, and Catullus. A final portion of the class will offer an overview of the development of the Latin language into the Romance languages.

LANG 101 Beginning Classical Greek I 4 cr. Introduction to the language of the ancient Greek world. Students will learn a substantial amount of vocabulary as well as key morphological and syntactic constructions. Throughout, students will be exposed to snippets from authors ranging from Plato and Sophocles to Homer and Aristophanes. There will also be occasional forays into Mycenaean Greek and epichoric inscriptions.

Study Abroad!
The MSU Office of International Programs offers an array of opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture of Rome, by studying abroad in Italy.


contact: jeanfrancois.mondon@ndus.edu