Latin: An Intensive Introduction

Summer 2017 quarter (Full Session)

Taught by

classical art and literature

This class provides an introduction to classical Latin, the language of the Roman Republic and Empire, as represented by authors including Cicero, Horace, Virgil, and Tacitus. It also prepares students to read Medieval, Renaissance, or Ecclesiastical Latin texts.  Knowledge of Latin improves one’s grasp of the vocabulary and grammar of Spanish, French, and Italian, as well as English, especially the specialized vocabularies of law, medicine, and natural science.  At the program’s completion, students should enjoy a solid grounding in basic vocabulary, forms, and syntax and will need little additional study before reading primary Latin works in the original.

Students may enroll for 4  credits first session, 4 credits second session, or 8 credits full session. If you wish to join in second session, please contact the faculty to make sure you are prepared.

Program Details

Fields of Study

classics language studies


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Mon-Thu 10am-12pm

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning