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LAT 100 Latin Reading Course I (4). A special reading course for candidates for advanced degrees in other departments, designed to aid them in obtaining a reading knowledge of Latin for purposes of research. Enrollment for undergraduate credit is required. An intensive study of the fundamentals of grammar, progressing to the reading of material of medium difficulty. Intended primarily for graduate students, but open also to undergraduates with departmental permission; to be followed by LAT 101. Does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate foreign language requirement. Presupposes no previous study of Latin. 

LAT 101 Latin Reading Course II (3). Rapid reading and translation of material of an advanced nature by various authors and of various genres. A grade of "B" or better may be used to satisfy the graduate foreign language or research skill requirement. Does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate foreign language requirement. Prerequisite:LAT 100 or consent of instructor. 

LAT 104 Elementary Latin (5).The basic essentials of the Latin language.  For the honors version, please see LAT 105.

LAT 105 Elementary Latin Honors (5).Integrates study of elementary Latin with study of Roman culture. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program or consent of instructor.  For the non-honors version, please see LAT 104.

LAT 108 Latin Reading and Grammar (5).Latin grammar concluded, with selected readings. Prerequisite:LAT 104 or appropriate placement score. 

LAT 109 Latin Readings and Grammar Honors (5).Continuation of LAT 105. Integrates study of elementary Latin with study of Roman culture. Prerequisite:LAT 105

LAT 112 Readings in Latin Literature (3).Systematic grammar review and selected texts from Caesar, Catullus, and Horace, with attention to literary interpretation and historical background. Prerequisite:LAT 108,LAT 109, placement score of 46-60, or permission of instructor. 

LAT 113 Readings in Latin Literature, Honors (3).Systematic grammar review and selected texts from a prose author, Catullus, and Horace. Attention to literary history and interpretation. Exercises in prose composition. Prerequisite:LAT 109 or permission of department/consent of instructor. 

LAT 200 Vergil's Aeneid (3).Selections from Vergil's Aeneid, with attention to literary interpretation and literary history. Prerequisite:LAT 112 or placement score of 61-70. 

LAT 201 Vergil's Aeneid, Honors (3).Selections from Vergil's Aeneid with attention to literary history. Exercises in literary interpretation and verse composition. Prerequisite:LAT 113 or consent of instructor. 

LAT 300 Intermediate Latin Composition (3).Composition in Latin stressing the basic principles of Latin syntax and style. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores contemplating a major in Latin. Prerequisite:LAT 200 or LAT 201

LAT 301 Prose Fiction and Epistolography (3).Thematically oriented readings selected from the following authors: Apuleius, Cicero, Petronius, and Pliny, with attention to literary interpretation and social and cultural history. Prerequisite:LAT 200 or LAT 201, or placement score of 71 or above. 

LAT 302 Hexameter Poetry (3).Thematically oriented readings selected from the following authors: Lucretius, Ovid, Vergil, and the satirists, with attention to literary interpretation and social and cultural history. Prerequisite:LAT 200 or LAT 201, or placement score of 71 or above. 

LAT 303 Roman Historians (3).Thematically oriented readings selected from the following authors: Caesar, Cicero, Livy, Sallust, Suetonius, and Tacitus, with attention to issues in Roman history and historiography. Prerequisite:LAT 200 or LAT 201, or placement score of 71 or above. 

LAT 304 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (3).Thematically oriented readings selected from the following authors: Catullus, Horace, Martial, Ovid, Propertius, Sulpicia, and Tibullus, with attention to literary interpretation and social and cultural history. Prerequisite:LAT 200 orLAT 201, or placement score of 71 or above. 

LAT 305 Roman Drama (3).Thematically oriented readings selected from the following authors: Plautus, Terence, and Seneca, with attention to issues of interpretation, theatre history, and performance. Prerequisite:LAT 200 or LAT 201, or placement score of 71 or above. 

LAT 375 Readings in: _____ (1-3).Readings in Latin literature, selected in consultation with the instructor. May be repeated for up to 12 hours. Prerequisite:LAT 200 or LAT 201, or consent of instructor. 

LAT 496 Honors Essay in Latin (3).Individual directed research and preparation of an essay on a topic in Latin literature or language. Prerequisite: Eligibility for departmental honors and consent of essay adviser. 

LAT 700 Advanced Latin Prose Composition (3-4). A thorough review of Latin grammar and stylistic principles. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

LAT 701 Epic Poetry (3). Close reading of texts from Lucretius, Ovid, and/or Vergil. 

LAT 702 Lyric and Elegy (3). Close reading of texts from Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and/or Ovid. 

LAT 703 History, Oratory, Philosophy (3). Close reading of texts from Cicero, Livy, Seneca, Tacitus, Augustine, and/or Boethius. 

LAT 704 Drama, Satire, and Novel (3). Close reading of texts from Plautus, Terence, Horace, Petronius, Seneca, Juvenal, and/or Apuleius. 

LAT 705 Readings in Classical Latin (3). Extensive reading in a variety of Latin authors.

LAT 790 Practicum in the Teaching of Latin (0.5-1). Required of all assistant instructors and teaching assistants in the teaching of Latin. May be repeated up to three semester hours credit in total. 

LAT 791 Seminar in the Teaching of Latin (3). An introduction to teaching required of all assistant instructors and teaching assistants. Includes reading both Latin and secondary sources. Selected topics: pronunciation, etymology, Latin style, testing methods, and the selecting of texts. 

LAT 798 Studies in: _____ (1-15). Selected readings for qualified students who desire special work on a flexible basis. May be repeated for credit, the maximum being fifteen hours. 

LAT 899 Thesis (1-6).