Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Learn the classical language at the root of many of today's modern languages and explore influential texts the way they were originally intended.
A minor in Latin can enhance your critical thinking and analytic skills, give you a solid foundation to explore other western languages and help pre-law students maximize their LSAT scores.

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Why Earn a Latin Minor?

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers coursework leading to a minor in Latin. This minor can help you meet your foreign language requirement for many undergraduate degrees, as well as learn in-demand skills for the global marketplace.

Our faculty members include native speakers, leaders in national and international organizations and award-winning professors. Students who complete their minor will have advanced-level reading, writing, and communication skills in Latin.

Latin minor provides students with a broad background and a deeper understanding of one of the civilizations that provides the basis for modern life.

Latin Minor Highlights

We work closely with the Study Abroad office to provide multiple opportunities for international work and study. These opportunities allow you to immerse yourself in the language and experience the culture first hand.
We offer a variety of opportunities to practice Latin and learn more about the cultures, including conversation groups and film series.
Our World Language Learning Center provides 80 computer workstations, more than 30 software programs for self-study and assignments, multi-language audio and video media and presentation equipment.
The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major.
Studying a world language allows you to acquaint yourself with another culture and develop a global perspective. It also can strengthen your analytic and interpretive skills, leading to high scores in math and English courses and on entrance exams.

Latin Minor Courses You Could Take

Elementary Latin (3 hrs)
Grammar and basic vocabulary.
Intermediate Latin (3 hrs)
Grammar principles and readings from representative Roman authors; Livy.
Topics in Latin Literature (3 hrs)
Readings in classical, medieval or renaissance Latin literature. Emphasis is on reading fluency grounded in aesthetic and historical appreciation.
Being A Roman: A Day in Ancient Rome (3 hrs)
Immersion in the everyday life of ancient Romans though primary and secondary sources. Emphasis on advanced grammar and vocabulary, and various aspects of Roman civilization. Focus on Roman political, economic and social life.
Special Problems (1-3 hrs)
Selected topics for individual study.

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