Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)
  Minor in Latin

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Why minor in Latin at Missouri State University?

  • If you are pursuing a career in law, religion, medicine or science, knowing Latin can help you comprehend and transcribe documents in those fields. Many medical terms have Latin roots, while many religious transcripts are written in Latin.
  • Scholars working in different countries use Latin as a universal language.
  • Latin can help you learn the vocabulary of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, because these languages have their roots in Latin. Mastering the Latin language can set you on the way to becoming multilingual.

Minor Requirements

Classics-Concentration in Ancient Greek

Bachelor of Arts

In consultation with advisor, complete 18 hours in Greek beyond courses 101 and 102 with six of those hours being 300-level or higher. LLT 121 or LLT 325 may be counted on this minor.

Classics-Latin Concentration

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

In consultation with advisor, complete 18 hours in Latin beyond courses 101 and 102.

Latin Courses

Latin (LTN) courses

  • LTN 101 Elementary Latin I

    Grammar and pronunciation; vocabulary study through reading and derivative study.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 102 Elementary Latin II

    Prerequisite: C or better in LTN 101.

    Continuation of LTN 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 201 Intermediate Latin I

    Prerequisite: C or better in LTN 102.

    Continuation of LTN 102, with increased emphasis on reading.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 202 Intermediate Latin II

    Prerequisite: C or better in LTN 201.

    Introduction to Latin literature, analysis of its subjects, forms and ideals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 312 Latin Composition

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Review of grammar with practice in writing, giving emphasis to style.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 450 Readings in Roman Public Affairs

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Readings in authors (Cicero, Seneca, Cato, inter alios) and genres (oratory, philosophy, letters) treating Roman civic life. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 451 Roman Elegy and Lyric

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Designed to introduce students of classics to prominent Latin lyric poets (Catullus and Horace), and to the major works of the elegiac writers (Ovid, Propertius and Tibullus, inter alios). Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 460 Roman History

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Intensive reading in one or more major historical writers from the time of Caesar to the reign of Trajan: Livy, Nepos, Sallust, Suetonius, or Tacitus. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 461 Roman Epic

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Designed primarily to provide students of the Classics with a sense of appreciation for Rome's masterpiece, Vergil's Aeneid, as well as some of the writing of other epic authors, e.g. Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, et al. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 470 Roman Letters and Personal Life

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    A study of works reflecting the Roman way of life outside the political arena, including personal letters of Pliny, the Roman novel (Petronius and Apuleius), and the Philosopher's mediations on friendship, old age, and other aspects of the human condition (Cicero, Seneca). Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 471 Roman Satire

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Works of Roman satire by such authors as Horace, Petronius, Persius, Martial, and Juvenal. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 480 Research in Latin Literature

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    A writing project designed to develop skills necessary for research in original texts of ancient authors. Must be taken in conjunction with LTN 450, 451, 460, 461, 470, 471 or 485. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2 hours. Does not count toward the 12-hour B.A. language requirement.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 485 Patristics and Late Latin Writers

    Prerequisite: LTN 202.

    Introduction to post-Roman Latin used from Christian period through the Renaissance. Readings from sources such as St. Augustine, Jerome, Carmina Burana, Medieval fables, Erasmus, and Sir Thomas More. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 499 Independent Studies in Latin

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 525 Seminar in Latin Literature

    Prerequisite: 60 hours and permission of instructor or department head.

    Selected topics in Latin literature such as genre studies, period studies, or concentration on one or more authors. May be repeated once with changed content. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with LTN 625. Cannot receive credit for both LTN 625 and LTN 525.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LTN 625 Seminar in Latin Literature

    Selected topics in Latin literature such as genre studies, period studies, or concentration on one or more authors. May be repeated once with changed content. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with LTN 525. Cannot receive credit for both LTN 525 and LTN 625.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Adding a minor

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