Latin Language and Literature Minor

Department of Classics

Program Director: Katherine Wasdin, Ph.D.

This minor introduces students to the Latin language and enables them to read, in Latin, important works of Latin literature. 

Students interested in pursuing this minor should consult with the Program Director or an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Classics. The minor is valuable both for the intrinsic interest of the subject and for the related skills that contribute to higher scores on the GRE exam. Those who enjoyed Latin in high school are encouraged to continue their studies at Maryland.

For students with no prior experience of Latin, the minor requires 21 credits, consisting of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
LATN101Elementary Latin I4
LATN102Elementary Latin II4
LATN201Intermediate Latin4
Select two 3xx level reading courses chosen from the following: Plautus, Petronius, Ovid or Horace and Catullus6
Select a 4xx level reading course in a major Latin author3
Total Credits21

Students who enter with advanced standing in Latin can complete the minor by taking a total of five courses in Latin at the 2xx level and beyond.