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Classical Languages and Literatures
Ancient Greek
Latin
Latin Teaching Certificate

Ancient Greek Minor
Latin Minor

lsa language requirement | elementary language sequences
classical language and literature concentration | greek concentration | latin concentration
latin teaching certificate | greek minor | latin minor

LSA Language Requirement

The LSA language requirement for the A.B./B.S. degree may be satisfied with the successful completion of any of the following: MODGREEK 202; both GREEK 301&302 (or equivalent); GREEK 307&308; GREEK 300 and any upper-level course; LATIN 232 or 295 (but not LATIN 194), or any course at the 300- or 400-level which has as a prerequisite one of these courses, or by satisfactory performance on a placement test. The Latin placement test is offered once at the beginning of each term, periodically during each term by arrangement, and throughout the Summer Orientation period. Students are placed into the Department's language sequences according to their demonstrated proficiency.

Elementary Language Sequences

Ancient Greek

Greek (Traditional)

GREEK 101 & 102 and either of the following sequences:
GREEK 301 & 302 (Ancient)
GREEK 307 & 308 (Koine)

Greek (Intensive) GREEK 103 & 300 followed by any subsequent 300- or 400-level Greek course. (NB: Greek 103 - no credit is give to those who have successfully completed Greek 101 or 102.; Greek 300 - no credit is give to those who have completed Greek 301&302 or 307&308, or any subsequent upper level course.)
Latin
Traditional Sequence 101, 102, 231, 232 The normal sequence is intended for those with little or no background in Latin who wish to learn the language at the normal pace.
Intensive Course Sequence 193 and 194
The intensive sequence assumes no prior Latin, and is intended for those who wish to learn Latin very quickly. Prospective majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in this sequence to facilitate movement to upper level courses as quickly as possible, and so to begin to accumulate hours toward the concentration requirements. An additional course at the 300- or 400-level is needed to satisfy the LSA language requirement.
Intensive Course Sequence 195 and 295 The intensive sequence assumes no prior Latin, and is intended for those who wish to learn Latin very quickly. These courses, offered through the Residential College, meet four days a week for 2 hours per day. This sequence covers four semesters of the normal Latin sequence in only two, and satisfies the LSA language requirement upon completion of 295.
Summer Intensive Course Latin 504 The summer intensive course, Latin 504, assumes no prior knowledge of Latin, and covers at least the first two semesters of the normal sequence in one half term. The final exam serves to place the student into the next course–generally 231 or 232, but sometimes 301, 302, or 401. It may be taken by undergraduate or graduate students; permission of the instructor is required. The Department is occasionally unable to offer Latin 504; check with the Department for each particular summer.

Classical Languages and Literatures

Requirements:
This concentration requires study of both classical Greek and Latin; the student chooses one language as the major language for the purpose of determining requirements. The student takes a minimum of nine courses (of at least three credits each) including:

  1. In the major language, at least three courses at the 400-level or above; 300- level courses count toward the concentration in the major language only.
  2. In the minor language, at least one course at the 400-level or above.
  3. Two courses selected from Classical Archaeology (221 or 222), Classical Civilization (101 or 102), or History (200 or 201). Three credits of independent study (Greek or Latin 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor.
    Greek/Latin 497, the Junior/Senior Seminar, is highly recommended for all concentrators.

Ancient Greek Language and Literature

Prerequisites: Greek 102 or placement examination
Requirements: Minimum of nine courses (at least three credits each) including:

  1. Seven courses in Greek at the 300-level or above (at least four of these must be 400-level or above, usually including 401 and 402).
  2. Two courses selected from Classical Archaeology 221, Classical Civilization 101, or History 200. Three credits of independent study (Greek 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor.

Greek 497, the Junior/Senior Seminar, is highly recommended. The concentration in classical Greek should normally begin in the freshman or sophomore year.

Latin Language and Literature

Prerequisite: Latin 194 or 232, or special placement examination
Requirements: Minimum of nine courses (at least three credits each) including:

  1. Seven courses in Latin at the 300-level or above; at least four of these courses must be:
    (a) 401 or 402; (b) 409 or 410; (c) another course from (a) or (b), or another course at the 400-level or above.
  2. Two courses selected from Classical Archaeology 222, Classical Civilization 102, or History 201. Three credits of independent study (Latin 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor.
    Latin 497, the Junior/Senior Seminar, is highly recommended. The concentration should normally begin in the freshman or sophomore year.

Teaching Certificate in Latin

Students interested in a secondary school teaching certificate with a major or minor in Latin must have Professor Deborah Ross (2147 Angell Hall; 764-0357; dpross@umich.edu) approve their program of study. The prerequisite for either the major or the minor is Latin 232 or the equivalent.

Requirements: Latin Teaching Major 30 credits

  1. Fifteen credit hours in Latin beyond 194 or 232, of which twelve must be numbered 400 or above; neither 499 nor 599 will count toward the major without approval of the teaching certificate advisor.
  2. One course in Latin composition.
  3. One course in classical archaeology.
  4. One course in Roman history.
  5. One course in linguistics.

Requirements: Latin Teaching Minor 20 credits

  1. Twelve credits in Latin beyond 194 or 232, of which nine must be numbered 400 or above; neither 499 nor 599 will count toward the minor without approval of the teaching certificate advisor.
  2. One course in Roman history.
  3. One course in linguistics.

Prof. Ross has the authority to modify Departmental requirements, in special cases, for a teaching major or minor, in keeping with the general requirements for the teaching certificate.

Language, Literature and Culture of Ancient Greece

Prerequisites to the Greek minor:
Greek 301 or equivalent, as determined by the departmental placement examination.

Requirements for the Greek minor:
At least 16 credits of courses chosen from the following three groups:
(1) at least two upper-level courses in Greek language and literature.
(2) at least one broad introductory course in Greek civilization (Classical Civilization 101), Greek archaeology (Classical Archaeology 221), or Greek History (History 200).
(3) at least one upper level (300 or 400-level) in Greek civilization, archaeology, or history.

Language, Literature and Culture of Ancient Rome

Prerequisites to the Roman minor:
Latin 232 or 194 or equivalent, as determined by the departmental placement examination.

Requirements for the Roman minor:
At least 16 credits of courses chosen from the following three groups:
(1) at least two upper-level courses in Latin language and literature, with at least one at the 350- level or higher.
(2) at least one broad introductory course in Roman civilization (Classical Civilization 102), Roman archaeology (Classical Archaeology 222), or Roman History (History 201).
(3) at least one upper level course (300 or 400-level) in Roman civilization, archaeology, or history.

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