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Latin Teaching (Minor)

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Mechanics of the Latin language

Learning Outcome

With minimal and informed recourse to dictionaries grammars commentaries and other translation aids students will be able to read and comprehend the prose and poetry of Classical Latin authors. Specifically they will be able to read and comprehend the writings of Caesar Vergil Cicero Tacitus and other Latin authors of comparable difficulty. Students will be able to compose Latin sentences and paragraphs in imitation of the style of Classical Roman masters.


Interpretation and analysis of Latin texts

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate their ability to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Classical literary texts to develop and clearly express original interpretations of these texts.


Understanding and contextualizing the culture of Rome

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and comprehension of the history literature philosophy and visual arts of Rome from the Regal Period to the decline of the Empire.



Learning Outcome

Demonstrate effective Latin teaching.

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.

For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirement 1 — Complete 1 of 2 Options

NOTE: Latin 101, 102, 111 may be waived with equivalent language experience.

Option 1.1 — Complete 2 Courses

course - 1st-Year Latin 4.0

course - 1st-Year Latin 4.0

Option 1.2 — Complete 1 Course

course - Beginning Latin Accelerated 5.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 6 Courses

NOTE: The Latin 302 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level Latin prose courses and the Latin 301 course is the prerequisite for all 400-level Latin poetry courses. Concurrent enrollment will be permitted only in rare and special cases and must have the approval both of the classics section head and of the instructor of the 400-level course concerned.

course - Intermediate Latin 4.0

course - Classical Latin Poetry 3.0

course - Classical Latin Prose 3.0

course - Secondary Tchg Procedures 3.0

course - Practicum in Teaching Latin 1.0

course - Latin Prose Composition 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 Requirement

Requirement 3.1 — Complete 6 hours

course - Latin Vulgate & Christian Text - You may take once 3.0

course - Livy 3.0

course - Vergil 3.0

course - Cicero 3.0

course - Plautus & Terence 3.0

course - Catullus 3.0

course - Imprl Trag & Epic 3.0

course - Latin Epistle 3.0

course - Horace 3.0

course - Tacitus 3.0

course - Roman Satire 3.0

course - Medieval Latin 3.0

course - Topcs Latin Liter - You may take once 0.5v

Note 1: One course from Cl Cv 246, 307, 340R, 362, or Clscs 430R may be substituted.

Note 2: Latin 411R may be taken only once.

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 Course

course - Sec Minor Student Teaching - You may take once 4.0