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Latin Minor

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 17 to 28
The minor program permits those who have satisfied Latin language requirement to read Latin authors of antiquity and the Middle Ages and to add to their knowledge of Roman and medieval civilization.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 1 courses before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
Students must complete an introductory course, plus the first year of Latin before declaring the minor.
Introductory Course
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 1003 - World of Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 1042 - Greek and Roman Mythology [AH] (4.0 cr)
or CNES 1042H - Honors Course: Greek and Roman Mythology [AH] (4.0 cr)
· Other intro course may be taken with DUS approval.
First-Year Latin
Take the following 2 courses for a total of 10 credits. In select cases, students with advanced proficiency may be exempt from taking one or both of these courses. Placement is determined by the Latin Language Coordinator.
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
· LAT 1001 - Beginning Latin I (5.0 cr)
· LAT 1002 - Beginning Latin II (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of Latin. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
Students may earn a BA or a minor in Latin, but not both.
Minor Courses
Latin Courses
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 8 credit(s) from the following:
· LAT 3003 - Intermediate Latin Prose (4.0 cr)
· LAT 3004 - Intermediate Latin Poetry (4.0 cr)
Latin Elective
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LAT 5100 - Advanced Reading (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5701 - Latin Prose Composition (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5703 - Epigraphy (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (3.0 cr)
Electives
Courses in history, art history, medieval studies, and other departments may be used with DUS approval.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3081W - Classical Epic in Translation [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3083W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3107 - Age of Constantine the Great (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3601 - Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome [AH] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5053 - Doing Roman History: Sources, Methods, and Trends (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5100 - Advanced Reading (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5701 - Latin Prose Composition (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5703 - Epigraphy (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3061 - "Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3073 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3073 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3541 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3109 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3542 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World [AH] (3.0 cr)
· GRK 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (3.0 cr)
or LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5013 - Introduction to Roman Law (3.0 cr)
or LAW 6029 - Introduction to Roman Law (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
 
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CNES 1003 - World of Rome (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Roman civilization, from Etruscan origins to late antiquity. Cultural diversity of Mediterranean civilization. Ways of life, social, and political institutions as evidenced by literature, art, architecture, history, and material culture.
CNES 1042 - Greek and Roman Mythology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00092 - CNES 1042/1042H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to stories/study of Greek/Roman mythology.
CNES 1042H - Honors Course: Greek and Roman Mythology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00092 - CNES 1042/1042H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to stories/study of Greek/Roman mythology. prereq: Honors or instr consent
LAT 1001 - Beginning Latin I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00423 - Lat 1001/1002/1111H/3111/3112
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to grammar/vocabulary of classical Latin as written in Rome in 1st centuries BCE/CE. Forms/simple constructions. Some reading of simple, heavily adapted passages from ancient texts.
LAT 1002 - Beginning Latin II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02068 - Lat 1002/Lat 5002/Lat 1111H/La
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of Latin 1001. More complex constructions, including participles, clauses, indirect discourse. Some reading of adapted passages from ancient texts. prereq: Grade of at least C- or S in 1001 or instr consent
LAT 3003 - Intermediate Latin Prose
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01485 - Lat 3113/Lat 5003/Lat 8120
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Latin prose authors of 1st centuries BCE/CE. Readings of continuous passages of unadapted Latin texts (history, speeches, letters). Review of grammar/vocabulary as needed. Some discussion of major themes/issues in Roman culture as illustrated by texts. prereq: Grade of at least C- or S in 1002 or 5001 or instr consent
LAT 3004 - Intermediate Latin Poetry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01486 - Lat 3300/Lat 5004/Lat 3114/Lat
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Roman epic poetry. Readings of selections from Vergil's Aeneid. Quantitative meter and poetic devices. Discussion of major themes and issues as developed in Vergil's poetry.
LAT 5100 - Advanced Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reading in Latin texts/authors. Texts/authors vary. prereq: [3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical/Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Prerequisites: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Authors of late antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
LAT 5701 - Latin Prose Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Latin grammar, syntax, diction, and prose style. Graduated exercises in prose composition. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAT 5703 - Epigraphy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practical/theoretical introduction to Latin epigraphy (study/interpretation of inscriptions). Readings/discussion of epigraphic texts. Their value as historical documents, as evidence for development of Latin language, and as literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00996 - Grk 5715/Lat 5715
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/comparative grammar of Greek and Latin from proto-Indo-European origins to classical norms. prereq: Two yrs college [Greek or Latin] or instr consent
ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Material evidence of prehistoric/historical past. Archaeological study of recent and modern times in Britain. Approaches/interpretations of materials. Issues of preservation/presentation.
CNES 3081W - Classical Epic in Translation (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00508 - CNES 3081W/5081
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid. Cultural context of epic. Development of the hero. Epic style. Poetics of epic.
CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Roman Republic from origins to Caesar's death.
CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transition from republic to empire. Political strategies of Augustus (first emperor). "Golden age" of Latin literature. Monuments.
CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The Roman Empire. "Silver Age" of Latin literature, rise of Christianity. Art/architecture.
CNES 3107 - Age of Constantine the Great
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Change/continuity in Roman Empire from its 2nd-century zenith through 3rd-century crisis, first Christian emperor (306 to 337 A.D.), and beyond. Replacement of classical paganism by Christianity. Beginnings of monasticism. Superpower relations between Roman, Persian empires. Meets with 1023.
CNES 3601 - Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01642 - CNES 3601/CNES 5601
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What we know (or think we know) about ancient Greek and Roman ideas about sexuality and gender roles. Evidence/methodologies by which it is analyzed.
HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
A broad survey of the culture and history of Rome from its origins to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries A.D.
HIST 5053 - Doing Roman History: Sources, Methods, and Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Survey of major scholarship in field of Roman history since Mommsen. Political, cultural, social, military, and economic history. Focuses on methodological problems posed by evidence. Ways in which these issues shape research. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAT 5100 - Advanced Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reading in Latin texts/authors. Texts/authors vary. prereq: [3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical/Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Prerequisites: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Authors of late antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
LAT 5701 - Latin Prose Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Latin grammar, syntax, diction, and prose style. Graduated exercises in prose composition. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAT 5703 - Epigraphy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practical/theoretical introduction to Latin epigraphy (study/interpretation of inscriptions). Readings/discussion of epigraphic texts. Their value as historical documents, as evidence for development of Latin language, and as literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia, and early Greece and Rome.
HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world, including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia and early Greece and Rome.
CNES 3061 - "Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02312
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.
HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02312
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.
CNES 3072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
CNES 5072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
RELS 3072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
RELS 5072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00396 - CNES 3108/RelS 3541
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural diversity A.D. 363 to circa 500 A.D. Replacement of Roman Empire in Western Europe by barbarian kingdoms, consolidation of Constantinople as capital in East. Literature, art, thought resulting from new dominance of Christianity, particularly Augustine of Hippo.
RELS 3541 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00396 - CNES 3108/RelS 3541
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural diversity (A.D. 363 to circa 500 A.D.). Replacement of Roman Empire in Western Europe by barbarian kingdoms, consolidation of Constantinople. Literature, art, thought resulting from Christianity and Augustine of Hippo. Meets with CNES 3108.
ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00991 - ArtH 3162/CNES 3162
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Introduction to history of Roman art, from formation of city-state of Rome under Etruscan domination, to transformation of visual culture in late antiquity under peoples influenced by the Romans.
CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00991 - ArtH 3162/CNES 3162
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to art and material culture of Roman world: origin, change, continuity. Progress/decay in later empire, its legacy to modern world.
CNES 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294 - CNES 3502/CNES 5502/ Hist 3502
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, Mesopotamian sources.Issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.
CNES 5502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required; 5501 recommended
HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294 - CNES 3502/CNES 5502/ Hist 3502
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.
JWST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required, 3501 recommended
CNES 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01213
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to death and the afterlife found in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Literature, funerary art/epitaphs. Archaeological evidence for burial practices and care of dead.
RELS 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01213
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to death and afterlife found in cultures of ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Literature, funerary art/epitaphs. Archaeological evidence for burial practices and care of dead.
GRK 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00996 - Grk 5715/Lat 5715
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/comparative grammar of Greek and Latin from their Proto-Indo-European origins to classical norms.
LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00996 - Grk 5715/Lat 5715
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/comparative grammar of Greek and Latin from proto-Indo-European origins to classical norms. prereq: Two yrs college [Greek or Latin] or instr consent
CNES 5013 - Introduction to Roman Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01856
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of Roman law from social and historical perspectives. Basic concepts of Roman private law and legal procedure. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAW 6029 - Introduction to Roman Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to Roman private law, focusing particularly on the law of property. The initial part of the semester will be spent introducing the sources of Roman law, Roman legal procedure, and the post-antique reception(s) of Roman law.
ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.