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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.

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    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, or as part of a combined Language and Linguistics major.

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    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


    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

    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 in 2024
    LATN329 2024 Advanced Latin Authors 2 18 Semester 2
    LATN464 2024 A Topic in Latin Literature 20 Semester 2

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