The acquisition of ancient Latin provides first-hand access to the literature of the ancient Mediterranean world and the early medieval period. In addition, the study of this ancient language provides excellent training in logical analysis and a superior understanding of how languages function to convey meaning. Reading Latin literature in the original language enables students to engage deeply with the intellectual world of ancient cultures and so to reflect on our own in a more informed fashion.
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Latin (LATN) Majors need 30* credits in CLAS, GREK, and/or LATN courses.
- at least 15 credits must be in Latin
- at least 6 credits must be at the 4000 level
- no more than 6 credits in LATN at the 3000 level
*27 credits, if the student has multiple majors
Language Requirement: Greek or Latin courses may be used to satisfy the Newcomb-Tulane College foreign language requirement. However, any courses used to satisfy the language requirement cannot also be counted toward the major or minor.