The Department of Classics offers a four-semester sequence of Latin language.

    LATN 101, Elementary Latin I

    LATN 102, Elementary Latin II

    LATN 203, Intermediate Latin I

    LATN 204, Intermediate Latin II or LATN 205, Medieval Latin

The first three should be taken in succession starting with your level of placement, based on your own knowledge of the language. The fourth semester, LATN 204, intermediate Latin II, is taught every other spring and alternates each year with 205, Medieval Latin. LATN 204 and 205 are not required to move on to more advanced study.

Courses available in fall 2019 are LATN 101, 102, and 203 as well as advanced reading classes in Latin that will focus on Virgil and Ovid (LATN 221 and LATN 223). Spring 2020 courses offered will be LATN 101, 102, 203 and 204 as well as advanced reading in Cicero (LATN 222).

For a complete listing of Latin courses and course descriptions, consult http://catalog.unc.edu/courses/latn/.

If you are beginning your study of Latin without any prior knowledge, please enroll in any of the LATN 101 sections.

If you previously studied Latin in high school or college, you must take the online placement exam. The results of this test will be the best indicator of which course you should enroll in at UNC. After completing the test, if you have specific questions about course offerings, you may contact Dr. James Rives via email at jbrives@email.unc.edu.

If you place into LATN 204 in the Placement test and have testing credit for LATN 204 you should consider enrolling in LATIN 221 (Virgil) or LATN 223 (Ovid) in the fall 2019 semester and/or LATN 222 (Cicero) in spring 2020. You may also consider our 300 level courses: LATN 333 (Lyric Poetry in Horace) in fall 2019 and LATN 332 (Roman Comedy) in spring 2020. For questions related to these advanced Latin courses, you may consult Dr. Robert Babcock via email at rbabcock@email.unc.edu.

If you have trouble getting into the Latin class you want please contact the department at 919-962-7191 to discuss your specific situation. Look for our fall 2019 course descriptions on the Classics homepage at http://classics.unc.edu/.