Latin

Why Study Latin?

Studying Latin helps you understand a main source for English as well as terminology in both Medicine and Law.
Studying Latin provides firsthand access to texts from Ancient Rome, the Early Church, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

Studying Latin develops the brain to more easily acquire and assimilate information.

All these points are summed up nicely by this quote from Dorothy Sayers:

"The best grounding for education is the Latin grammar. I say this, not because Latin is traditional and mediaeval, but simply because even a rudimentary knowledge of Latin cuts down the labor and pains of learning almost any other subject by at least fifty percent. It is the key to the vocabulary and structure of all the Teutonic languages, as well as to the technical vocabulary of all the sciences and to the literature of the entire Mediterranean civilization, together with all its historical documents."

Still not convinced?  Check out this blog by Dr. JonesYou Should take Latin


Who should pursue a Minor in Latin?

Latin makes a great addition to almost any Major.  Latin is an integral part of the study of History, Political Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Christianity.  Furthermore, it provides practical skills and valuable training for those pursuing careers in the Medical and Legal professions.   Whatever degree you are pursuing, Latin can help.

What are the Requirements?

18 hours of coursework beyond Elementary Latin including:
  • 12 hours of Intermediate and Upper Level Latin Courses
  • 6 hours of Elective Courses on any aspect of the Ancient World

Why HBU?

Our Classics and Biblical Languages faculty are very strong teachers who strive to help you not just learn the languages but also to understand the world in which they originated.  The goal in all of this is not some dry academic exercise but rather to help you develop as a whole person and prepare for your chosen vocation.

Many of our graduates pursue careers in teaching or further degrees in law, education, medicine, creative writing, and business. 

What Next?

For more information, please contact Dr. Steven L. Jones


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