Houston Baptist University Catalog

Latin (LATN) Course Descriptions


LATN 1311 Elementary Latin I
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: 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 2311, Intermediate Latin
Prerequisite: 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 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: 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 4301, Latin Letters
Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
Selected Latin readings from the letters of Cicero, Pliny, Seneaca, 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 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.