Latin

Modern European cultures have inherited and acquired much of their vocabulary from Latin. By studying it, we gain a new and deeper understanding of the peculiarities, history and logic of English grammar.

The Latin curriculum at the University of San Francisco establishes a foundation for further studies in literature, language, history and science. Courses are taught by experienced professors in class sizes that foster individual attention. The following Latin classes fulfill the USF foreign language requirement in two semesters, rather than three:

LATN 101 - Language in Ancient Rome (6)

This course stresses the spoken language by reviewing Latin grammar, composition, and conversation. The course includes a mandatory one-hour weekly group conversation class with a tutor for nine weeks of the semester outside of the class meeting time. Offered every fall.

LATN 102 - Language and Power (6)

This course (a continuation of LATN 101 – First Semester Latin) offers an intensive review of grammar, composition and conversation, with a stress on the spoken language. The course includes a mandatory one-hour weekly group conversation class with a tutor for nine weeks of the semester outside of the class meeting time. Offered every spring. You must complete LATN 101 – First Semester Latin or equivalent competence as determined by the department.

For questions related to Latin courses, please contact Professor Rose Marie Deist, deistr@usfca.edu.