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Study Latin at Otago

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Latin and Greek papers offer both linguistic training and the experience of reading the major works of Greek and Roman literature, drama, history and philosophy in the original languages.

The languages are also an essential tool for postgraduate work in Classics.

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Latin is available as an optional minor subject for the qualifications listed against the minor subject requirements below.

You cannot major in Latin for any qualification. However, Classics is available as a subject of study for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)), Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)), Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts).


See the full list of Latin (LATN) papers.

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Minor subject requirements

Latin as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc 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 Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points

LATN 111  Introductory Latin 1

LATN 112  Introductory Latin 2




LATN 211  Intermediate Latin

LATN 212  Intermediate Latin Authors




One 300-level LATN paper


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

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