Houston Baptist University Catalog

Latin ( LATN ) Course Descriptions

  • LATN 1311 Elementary Latin

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Introduction to the fundamentals of classical Latin. Topics include: pronunciation, basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax, practice in reading basic Latin. Graded reading material is adapted from classical texts and cultivates an appreciation of Latin literature and culture.

  • LATN 1312 Elementary Latin II

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 1311

    Continuation of elementary Latin sequence. Topics include: continued study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax; reading more difficult Latin; gaining greater appreciation of Latin literature and culture.

  • LATN 1381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • LATN 2311 Intermediate Latin

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 1312

    This course has three main goals: to develop proficiency in reading Latin, to strengthen command of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and to explore key features of Roman life and culture. Students read extended selections in the original Latin prose/poetry; and classroom discussion addresses cultural and historical issues while also reviewing grammar, stylistics, and poetics.

  • LATN 2381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • LATN 3301 Classical Mythology

    Prerequisite(s): None

    This course introduces the major Greek and Roman Myths in translation, analyzes the ways myths function in ancient and modern society, and considers the importance of Classical Myth on the modern world.

  • LATN 3302 Cicero

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Cicero’s oratory, philosophy, or letters.

  • LATN 3303 Vergil

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Vergil’s Aeneid, Georgics, or Eclogues.

  • LATN 3304 Horace

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Horace’s poetic works.

  • LATN 3305 Ovid

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Ovid’s poetic works.

  • LATN 3306 Plautus and Terrence

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from the comedies of Plautus and/or Terrence.

  • LATN 3307 St. Augustine

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from St. Augustine’s Confessions, City of God, or other works.

  • LATN 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • LATN 4301 Latin Letters

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from the letters of Cicero, Pliny, Seneca, or others.

  • LATN 4302 Roman Satire

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from the satires of Horace, Juvenal, Martial, Apuleius, and/or others.

  • LATN 4303 Roman Philosophical Works

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Roman philosophical works including Cicero, Seneca, and others.

  • LATN 4304 Roman Historians

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Suetonius, or Tacitus.

  • LATN 4305 Roman Lyric Poetry

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Horace, Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and/or others.

  • LATN 4306 Readings from Christian Latin

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311

    Selected Latin readings from Christian authors from Late Antiquity through the Medieval period.

  • LATN 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • LATN 4399 Readings from Latin Literature

    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

    Latin authors to be read are selected to meet the needs of the student. With content changed, this course may be repeated.

  • LATN 5301 Elementary Latin I

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Introduction to the fundamentals of classical Latin. Topics include: pronunciation, basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax, practice in reading basic Latin. Graded reading material is adapted from classical texts and cultivates an appreciation of Latin literature and culture.

  • LATN 5302 Elementary Latin II

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5301

    Continuation of elementary Latin sequence. Topics include: continued study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax; reading more difficult Latin; gaining greater appreciation of Latin literature and culture.

  • LATN 5381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • LATN 6302 Cicero

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    Selected Latin readings from Cicero’s oratory, philosophy, or letters. Emphasizes translation and critical analysis.

  • LATN 6303 Vergil

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    Selected Latin readings from Vergil’s Aeneid, Georgics, or Ecolgues. Emphasizes translation and critical analysis.

  • LATN 6304 Roman Historians

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    Selected Latin readings from Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Suetonius, or Tacitus. Emphasizes translation and critical analysis.

  • LATN 6305 Roman Lyric Poetry

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    Selected Latin readings from Horace, Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and/or others. Emphasizes translation and critical analysis.

  • LATN 6306 Readings from Christian Latin

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    Selected Latin reading from Christian authors from Late Antiquity through the Medieval period. Emphasizes translation and critical analysis.

  • LATN 6314 Roman Philosophical Works

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302

    Selected Latin readings from Vergil’s Aeneid, Georgics, or Ecolgues. Emphasizes translation and critical analysis.

  • LATN 6399 Readings from Latin Literature

    Prerequisite(s): LATN 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    Latin authors to be read are selected to meet the needs of the student. With content changed, this course may be repeated.