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Study Latin at Otago

    Experience the major works of Roman literature, drama, history and philosophy in the original language.

    Latin papers offer both linguistic training and the experience of reading the major works in the original language. Latin, along with Greek, is an essential tool for postgraduate work in Classics.

    The minor in Greek

    Latin at Otago

    Latin is available as an optional minor subject for the qualifications listed against the minor subject requirements below. It can also be taken as part of a major in Classics.

    Classics is available as a major subject of study for a number of degrees.

    Requirements

    Latin as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

    Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

    LevelPapersPoints
    100-level

    LATN 111 Introductory Latin 1

    LATN 112 Introductory Latin 2

    18

    18

    200-level

    LATN 211 Intermediate Latin

    LATN 212 Intermediate Latin Authors

    18

    18

    300-level

    One 300-level LATN paper

    18
     No paper forming part of a minor subject requirement in Latin may also count for a minor or major subject requirement in Classics. 
    Total 90

    LATN papers

    Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
    LATN111 2024 Introductory Latin 1 18 Semester 1
    LATN112 2024 Introductory Latin 2 18 Semester 2
    LATN211 2024 Intermediate Latin 18 Semester 1
    LATN212 2024 Intermediate Latin Authors 18 Semester 2
    LATN328 2024 Advanced Latin Authors 1 18 Not offered, expected to be offered in 2025
    LATN329 2024 Advanced Latin Authors 2 18 Semester 2
    LATN464 2024 A Topic in Latin Literature 20 Semester 2

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