Latin (BA and minor)
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:
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
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 a dry academic exercise, but rather to help you develop as a whole person and to prepare for your chosen vocation.
Many of our graduates pursue careers in teaching or further degrees in law, education, medicine, creative writing and business.
Also read what our faculty are thinking about on the School of Christian Thought blog.