Latin, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N629

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of coursework in Latin at the 2000-level or above, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. Note that introductory courses (LAT 1115, LAT 1215, and LAT 1315) are not counted toward this total.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Latin program in the Department of Classics.

Required Courses

15 hours of coursework in Latin at the 2000-level or above, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.15
Total Credit Hours15

Students may choose from the following list of courses1:

LAT 2113Intermediate Latin Prose: Cicero, Livy, Pliny, Gellius, Vulgate (max 6 hours)3
LAT 2213Ovid (max 6 hours)3
LAT 2313 (not repeatable)3
LAT 3113Advanced Prose: Cicero, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger (max 6 hours)3
LAT 3213Vergil (max 6 hours)3
LAT 3990Independent Study (max 6 hours)1-3
LAT 4133Historians: Livy, Tacitus, Caesar, Sallust (max 6 hours)3
LAT 4213Latin Lyric Poetry (max 6 hours)3
LAT 4313The Teaching of Latin (not repeatable)3
LAT 4503 (not repeatable)3
LAT 4990Independent Study (max 6 hours)1-3
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved February 2005