Latin

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The Latin minor provides you with the necessary skills to read original, unsimplified Latin literature by classical, patristic and medieval authors. Starting from the very beginning with simple grammar and syntax, you’ll progress to comprehension of the greatest texts of Latin literature from St. Augustine, Virgil, Cicero and more.

Careers: Latinist, Graduate Studies, Teacher, Historian, Religious Life

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REDISCOVER THE MOTHER TONGUE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

By joining this program, you’ll gain a depth of knowledge of western civilization that very few people currently possess. From the Latin Vulgate and epistles of the Church Fathers, to the Golden Age of Latin poetry, to the study of modern ecclesiastical documents, you’ll discover a wealth of knowledge hidden to most.

light bulbFast Fact: Proficiency in Latin allows you to understand the most ancient rites of the Roman Liturgy and unlock a treasure of ecclesiastical literature not yet translated into English.

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Skills you will gain with

A Latin DEGREE

  1. Proficiency in Latin – This includes written and spoken proficiency. Steeped in the language of Rome, with a firm foundation in reading and comprehension, you’ll gain knowledge of both sacred and secular writings by encountering many of the greatest Latin works of the last two millennia.
  2. Analytical Linguistics – Change the way you think about language by diving deep into the rigid structure and logic of the Roman tongue. It may appear alien and incomprehensible, but as you study it you recognize a great number of similarities with vernacular English. This will improve your understanding of both languages.
  3. Problem Solving – Latin can be a puzzling language to decipher, especially when it comes to poetry and hymns. This minor gives you the tools to overcome this challenge and unravel the meaning of some of the most challenging Latin texts from the Roman world.
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Latin DEPARTMENT

  • LATN 101 Elementary Latin
  • LATN 102 Intermediate Latin
  • LATN 203 Latin Readings
  • 3 additional courses with a LATN prefix

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CORE CURRICULUM

With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.

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