Bachelor of Arts in Latin

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Latin

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Latin. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all classical language courses. For one possible breakdown of the Latin major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements   Credits 
 Latin  30
      LAT 201. Introduction to the Latin Authors of the Republic
      LAT 202. Introduction to the Latin Authors of the Empire
      LAT 403. Latin Prose Composition I
      LAT 404. Latin Prose Composition II
      LAT 409. Senior Seminar in a Latin Author I
      LAT 410. Senior Seminar in a Latin Author II
      Latin electives: six advanced courses (300 level or above)
      Two comprehensive examinations*
3
3
1
1
2
2
18
0
 Modern Language  6
      The 201-level course and the 202-level course 6
 English  6
 History  6
 Classical Culture  6
      CULT 101. Greek Civilization
      CULT 102. Roman Civilization 
3
3
 Mathematics  3
      One mathematics course 3
 Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure) 36
      CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
      CLAR 110. Composition and Critical Thinking I 
      CLAR 111. Composition and Critical Thinking II
      Core Area Courses:
           CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
           CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
           CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World
           CLAR 207. The Catholic-Franciscan Heritage
           CLAR 208. World Views
           CLAR 209. Art and Literature
           CLAR 302 & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
           CLAR 304. The Good Life
      CLAR 401. The University Forum
3
3
3
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
2
 General Electives  27
 Total  120

* Every Greek, Latin, and classical languages major must pass written and oral comprehensive examinations in their senior year.

† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Latin majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Latin

Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
CLAR 101 3 Core Area Course (Clare) 3
CLAR 110 3 CLAR 111 3
HIST 101 3 HIST 102 3
Modern Language 101/201* 3 Modern Language 102/202* 3
LAT 201 3 LAT 202 3
Total 15 Total 15
 
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
English Course 3 English Course 3
General Elective 3 Core Area Course (Clare) 4
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 Latin Elective** 3
Latin Elective** 3 General Electives 6
Mathematics Course 3
Total 15 Total 16
 
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
Latin Elective** 3 Latin Electives** 6
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 General Electives 6
CULT 101 3 Core Area Course (Clare) 3
General Electives 6
Total 15 Total 15
 
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
LAT 403 1 LAT 404 1
LAT 409 2 LAT 410 2
Latin Elective** 3 General Electives 6
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 Core Area Courses (Clare) 6
CULT 102 3
CLAR 401 2
Total 14 Total 15

* Classical languages majors must take a modern language course at the 202 level or above. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional modern language courses, which count as general electives.

** The Latin electives must be advanced courses, that is, numbered 300 or above.

Comprehensive Examinations

The comprehensive requirements for classical studies majors include a departmental oral and written examination.

Requirements for a Minor in Latin

Non-majors may obtain a Latin minor by completing the requirements below. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all classical language courses.

  • LAT 101-102. Elementary Latin 
  • LAT 201. Introduction to the Latin Authors of the Republic 
  • LAT 202. Introduction to the Latin Authors of the Empire 
  • Two approved electives chosen from
    • LAT 301. Horace 
    • LAT 303. Roman Historians: Tacitus 
    • LAT 307. Cicero: Orations 
    • LAT 308. Poetry of the Ciceronian Age 
    • LAT 310. Poetry of the Empire 
    • LAT 311. Virgil: Aeneid 
    • LAT 401. Latin Satire 

To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor.