Latin, B.A.

 Bison icon - General Education Course

 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
LAT 499 Bison image Latin Capstone Experience3
College-Specific
LAT 101First Year Latin3
LAT 102First Year Latin3
LAT 203Intermediate Latin3
LAT 204Intermediate Latin3
300/400 COLA Literature3
300/400 COLA Literature3
300/400 COLA Humanities3
300/400 COLA Social Science3
300/400 COLA Social Science3
COLA Social Science3
COLA Natural/Physical Science4
300/400 International Credit3
300/400 Multicultural Credit3
Major-Specific
LAT 101 Cap graduation image First Year Latin3
LAT 102 Cap graduation image First Year Latin3
LAT 203Intermediate Latin3
LAT 204 Cap graduation image Intermediate Latin3
CL 436Roman Civilization (or equivalent)3
300/400 LAT Elective3
300/400 LAT Elective3
300/400 LAT Elective3
300/400 LAT Elective3
300/400 LAT Elective3
Latin Capstone Experience
The student works with a project director to develop a paper written in an advanced Latin class into an expanded version that incorporates primary and secondary sources, and will be delivered in a public forum.
LAT 499 Bison image Latin Capstone Experience3
300/400 Free Elective3
300/400 Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements.
  • See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted.
  • Students must earn a C or better in ENG 201 Advanced Composition and all foreign language courses.
  • Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level.
  • Minimum of 120 hours to graduate.
  • The B.A. in Latin can be acquired through the College of Liberal Arts. The degree consists of CL 436 Roman Civilization or equivalent and thirty hours of Latin, eighteen of which must be above LAT 204 Intermediate Latin.
  • In addition to the specific major requirements, students must fulfill the general and specific requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Liberal Arts and must demonstrate a proficiency in writing through examination by the department.

 Bison icon - General Education Course

 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

Four Year Plan

The study of foreign languages emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills—increased powers of observation, analysis, logical reasoning, memory, and adaptability—that are immediately transferable to other areas of higher education and to a diversity of careers. In learning to understand, speak, read, and write a foreign language a student acquires direct access to another view of the world at a time when intercultural understanding, at both the national and international levels, has become an urgent priority.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
LAT 101 Cap graduation image First Year Latin 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Social Science 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
LAT 102 Cap graduation image First Year Latin 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
Multicultural/International 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
LAT 203 Intermediate Latin 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
Writing Intensive 3
Critical Thinking 3
COLA Social Science 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
LAT 204 Cap graduation image Intermediate Latin 3
300/400 LAT Elective 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
300/400 COLA Social Science 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
300/400 LAT Elective 3
COLA Physical/Natural Science 4
300-400 COLA International 3
300-400 COLA Multicultural 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
300/400 LAT Elective 3
300/400 COLA Social Science 3
Writing Intensive 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
LAT 499 Bison image Latin Capstone Experience 3
300/400 LAT Elective 3
300/400 COLA Literature 3
300/400 Free Elective 3
300/400 Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CL 436 Roman Civilization (or equivalent) 3
300/400 LAT Elective 3
300/400 COLA Literature 3
300/400 COLA Humanities 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120