Latin (LATIN)

A classical background enriches one’s experiences in college and in later life, while the verbal and analytical skills acquired by learning classical languages are of lasting benefit in whatever career one chooses.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 111*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 112*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Latin; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Score of 3 on AP Latin Exam earns placement into Latin 231.
  • Score of 4 or 5 on AP Latin Exam, or 5 on IB HL Latin Exam, earns placement into Latin 231 or any higher-numbered Latin course; AP or IB credit is given for Latin 112 upon successful completion (C or above) of Latin 231, or for Latin 231 upon successful completion (C or above) of any higher-numbered Latin course.
  • AP or IB credit for Latin 112 or 231 can be counted toward the requirements of the Greek major.
Placement
  • Any incoming student who has studied Latin in the past should take the Latin placement survey. Students who would like to begin studying Latin should sign up for Latin 111 in the fall.
Informational Events

We invite students to attend one of our department welcome sessions on September 6, 2021.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Classics – Anne Groton (groton@stolaf.edu)