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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 2021 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), and at an even more advanced level on Roman Comedy (LATN 332). Spring 2022 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

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 the Director of the Elementary Latin Program (refer to the “Language Programs” tab) via email.

If you place into LATN 204 in the placement test and have testing credit for LATN 204 you should consider enrolling in LATN 221 (Virgil) or LATN 223 (Ovid) in the fall 2021 semester and/or LATN 204 (Intermediate Latin II) or LATN 222(Cicero) in spring 2022. For questions related to Latin courses at the 200 and 300 level, you may consult the Director of the Intermediate Latin Program (refer to the “Language Programs” tab).

If you have trouble getting into the Latin class you want please contact the Department Secretary and the Department Manager to discuss your specific situation. Contact information can be found on the Classics website (refer to the “Staff” tab).  Look for our fall 2021 course descriptions on the Classics homepage at