Undergraduate Courses: Latin

LATN 101: Elementary Latin:

Latin language and grammar with emphasis on reading classical prose. Groundwork for master works of Latin poetry and prose.

Units: 3
Course Attributes: GE C2: Humanities; SF State Studies: Global Perspectives

LATN 202: Intermediate Latin:

Understanding, reading, writing at the intermediate level. Reading selections from prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: LATN 101 or equivalent.
Units: 3

LATN 301: Introduction to Latin Prose and Poetry:

Reading, translation and literary analysis of Latin passages, alongside grammar and vocabulary review.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin 202 or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

LATN 430: Roman Satire:

Translation and analysis from the satires of Horace, Juvenal, Persius, and Petronius; Satiricon and epigrams of Martial; Roman satire and critical approaches.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Units: 3

LATN 436: Roman Novel:

Translation and analysis of Roman novels. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 436/LATN 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 440: Roman Philosophy:

Translation and analysis of Roman philosophical works. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 440/LATN 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 441: Roman Oratory and Rhetoric:

Translation and analysis of Roman speeches and works of rhetorical theory. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 441/LATN 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 445: Latin Epic I:

Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry, with a focus on Vergil's Eclogues, Georgics, and/or Aeneid 1-6. Discussion of poetic models and historical context.
(LATN 445/LATN 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 446: Latin Epic II:

Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry with a focus on Vergil's Aeneid 7-12 and/or Ovid's Metamorphoses. Discussion of poetic models and historical context.
(LATN 446/LATN 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 450: Roman Drama:

Translation and analysis from the works of Plautus, Terence, Seneca; performance of ancient comedy, tragedy.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Units: 3

LATN 455: Latin Lyric & Elegy I:

Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Horace. Discussion of historical context.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 456: Latin Lyric and Elegy II:

Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Ovid, Martial, and Statius. Discussion of historical context.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 460: Roman Historiography I:

Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the republican period and early principate. Discussion of literary models and historical context.
(LATN 460/LATN 760 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 461: Roman Historiography II:

Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the imperial period. Discussion of literary models and historical context.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Units: 3

LATN 699: Independent Study

Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 1-3