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College of Arts and Letters

This program is suspended for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Program Description

The program in Latin is designed for students of history, literature, philosophy, or religion who need to become familiar with Latin literature and Roman culture. Specifically, students of ancient or medieval history who need to use original source material, students of English or Romance languages who want to see the roots of their own language or area of specialization, or students of medieval philosophy and church history will need knowledge of Latin in order to pursue their studies.

Students who wish to continue the study of Latin in a graduate program should take a minor, which requires two upper division courses, and which provides a foundation for advanced studies at other universities or in graduate school.

Contact Information

Curtis Smith, Department Chair
Erika Mendoza, Administrative Support Coordinator
Mariposa Hall 2051
(916) 278-6333


Units required for the Minor: 12, with at least 6 being upper division. Courses must be approved by an advisor in Latin. Transfer students must complete at least one 3-unit upper division Latin course at Sacramento State.