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
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 111*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • LATIN 112*
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/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/PLACEMENT
  • 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 or Greek 112, or for Latin or Greek 231, can be counted toward the requirements of the Latin, Greek, or Classics major.
Placement
  • We do not use a placement exam for Latin or ancient Greek; students who have covered the equivalent of Latin 111 and 112, or of Greek 111 and 112, in previous classes are welcome to enroll in Latin 231 or Greek 231. Students are encouraged to attend the Classics Department Information Session during Week One and/or email the department chair for individual guidance.
Informational Events

Nothing available at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Classics – Steve Reece (reece@stolaf.edu)

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020