Houston Baptist University Catalog

Latin ( LATN ) Course Descriptions

  • LATN 1311 ELEMENTARY LATIN I

    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

    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 2311 INTERMEDIATE LATIN

    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 3301 CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

    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

    LATN 3302 Cicero
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from Cicero’s oratory, philosophy, or letters.

  • LATN 3303 VERGIL

    LATN 3303 Vergil
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from Vergil’s Aeneid, Georgics, or Eclogues.

  • LATN 3304 HORACE

    LATN 3304 Horace
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from Horace’s poetic works.

  • LATN 3305 OVID

    LATN 3305 Ovid
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from Ovid’s poetic works.

  • LATN 3306 PLAUTUS AND TERRENCE

    LATN 3306 Plautus and Terrence
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from the comedies of Plautus and/or Terrence.

  • LATN 3307 ST. AUGUSTINE

    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

    LATN 4301 Latin Letters
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from the letters of Cicero, Pliny, Seneaca, or others.

  • LATN 4302 ROMAN SATIRE

    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

    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

    LATN 4304 Roman Historians
    Prerequisite(s): LATN 2311
    Selected Latin readings from Caesar, Sallust, Livy, Suetonius, or Tacitus.

  • LATN 4305 ROMAN LYRIC POETRY

    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

    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 TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    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

    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

    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

    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 TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    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 Latin 5381

    SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY