Latin (LAT)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

Some courses may carry fees beyond the standard tuition costs to cover additional support or materials. Program-, subject- and course-specific fee information can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


LAT 101. Elementary Latin I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: The elements of Latin.

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LAT 102. Elementary Latin II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: The elements of Latin.

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LAT 201. Intermediate Latin I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): LAT 102 or at least two years of high school Latin.

Description: First semester is a review of grammar with readings in Latin prose.

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LAT 202. Intermediate Latin II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): LAT 201 or equivalent.

Description: Readings in Virgil's Aeneid.

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LAT 301. Selected Readings3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): LAT 202 or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of classic Latin literature.

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LAT 302. Selected Readings II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): LAT 202 or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of classic Latin literature.

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LAT 303. Latin Prose Composition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): LAT 202 or consent of instructor.

Description: Study of Latin idiom and style; practice in translation from English to Latin.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

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LAT 401. Readings in Latin Prose3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): LAT 302 or consent of instructor.

Description: Selections from Livy and Tacitus, Sallust and other major Latin prose authors.

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LAT 402. Readings in Latin Poetry3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): LAT 302 or consent of instructor.

Description: Selections from Vergil, Ovid, Catullus and other major Latin poets.

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LAT 501. Special Topics in Classical Latin Prose3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): LAT 402 or consent of instructor.

Description: In-depth translation and analysis of select Classical Latin prose authors and works with special attention given to current scholarship and research.

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LAT 502. Special Topics in Latin Poetry3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): LAT 402 or consent of instructor.

Description: In-depth translation and analysis of select Classical Latin poets and poetic works with special attention given to current scholarship and research.

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LAT 551. Introduction to Medieval Latin3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): LAT 202 or consent of instructor.

Description: An introduction to post-Classical Latin and its literature designed to assist students with a blackground in Classical Latin make the transition to Medieval Latin studies.

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LAT 552. Readings in Medieval Latin3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): LAT 202 or consent of instructor.

Description: Topics to be indicated in Schedule of Courses.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

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