Twin Cities Campus
Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Modern "Romance" languages (French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) are derived from Latin, as is much English vocabulary. The Latin major allows students to enjoy a large range of literature written over more than a millennium and a half. It is concerned with the language and literature of the Roman Republic and Empire and later Latin literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, as well as with Roman religion, history, archeology, and art. It is in its essence interdisciplinary; it also has connections with the study of Greek and other ancient languages and cultures, as well as with the majors in classical civilization and religious studies, and minors such as medieval studies. Latin majors who intend to continue in classics graduate studies are encouraged to study Greek as well.
This program is available:
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Students take either beginning or intensive Latin, or they must have 4 years of high school Latin. All students must take one course from CNES 1003, 1042, 1042H, or 1043; or other appropriate course with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.
LAT 1002 - Beginning Latin II (5.0 cr)
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of Latin.
LAT 3100, 3111, 3112, and 5001 may not be used to meet this requirement.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LAT 3xxx
· LAT 5xxx
Take 12 or more credits as described below. Courses used to fulfill the major courses requirement may not also be used to count for the electives requirement. Other courses in history, art history, medieval studies, or other appropriate areas may be used with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. GRK 3111, GRK 3112, LAT 3100, and LAT 3111 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
CNES 3xxx-5xxx: 3 credits
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 3xxx
· CNES 4xxx
· CNES 5xxx
· GRK 3xxx
· GRK 5xxx
· LAT 3xxx
· LAT 5xxx
Students can get a copy of the departmental statement on major projects from the director of undergraduate studies or department office. Students who complete a major project for another CLA major are not required to complete a major project for Latin but may instead substitute 4 credits of elective courses with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.
LAT 4951W - Major Project [WI] (4.0 cr)
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.