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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin, B.A.


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Objectives


The Department of Classics and Archaeology seeks to provide the student with a deeper understanding of the literary and cultural foundations of western societies by exploring their roots in the Greek and Roman classical traditions. Our archaeological offerings extend these investigations of early European cultures into their Near Eastern background and include the hands-on study of ancient artifacts. The combined study of the languages, literature, religion, and material cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East offers the student a wide-ranging and well-rounded preparation in critical thinking, analytic skills, and writing and prepares the student to contextualize the immense achievements of the past in the modern world. Because of the broad humanistic nature of the programs in Classics and Archaeology, there emerge fundamental questions about what it means to be a human being, and thus the courses in the department offer many interdisciplinary connections with philosophy, theological studies, history, theater, and other academic fields.

Classics and Archaeology Student Learning Outcomes


As a Classics major, the student will:

  • Master the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek and Latin, and be able to read ancient literary works at an advanced level
  • Be able to critically analyze Greek and Roman literature and to place them in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

As a Classical Civilizations major, the student will:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge about ancient Mediterranean cultures, including areas such as history, literature in the original or in translation), language (optional, but recommended), art, and archaeology
  • Be able to critically analyze the cultures of Greece, Rome, or the ancient Near East and to place them in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

As a Greek major, the student will:

  • Master the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek, and be able to read ancient literary works at an advanced level
  • Be able to critically analyze Greek literature and to place it in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

As a Latin major, the student will:

  • Master the grammar and syntax of classical Latin, and be able to read ancient literary works at an advanced level
  • Be able to critically analyze Latin literature and to place it in social and historical contexts both ancient and modern
  • Develop writing, research, and communication skills, which are articulate, thoughtful, and effective.

Latin Major: Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


Note:


These requirements may be waived if the student has received prior language sufficient for entry into upper division courses.

Upper Division Requirements (24 semester hours):


Graduation with Honors:


 an additional 3 semester hours

Latin Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 15 semester hours (5 classes). By following the model below, a student will complete all lower division core requirements by the end of the sophomore year as well as most major prerequisites. Note that core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • LATN 102 Elementary Latin II 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • LATN 201 Intermediate Latin 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • LATN 324 Latin Prose 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • LATN 312 Virgil 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • LATN 321 Cicero 3 semester hours
  • LATN Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • LATN 313 Catullus 3 semester hours or
  • LATN 314 Horace 3 semester hours
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  • LATN Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • LATN 322 Roman Historians 3 semester hours
  • LATN Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Note:


Students may take no more than ten upper division courses in any one department, except for Philosophy, in which the maximum is thirteen.

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