2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin, BA

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Program Description:

Classics is the study of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Both cultures have had a profound influence on life in the western world, especially in the areas of language and literature, art and architecture, politics and religion, science and philosophy. The Classics department at Wright State offers classes in most of these areas.

The Latin major allows students to focus primarily on the study of Latin language, literature, and culture. Students are required to take 7 semesters of Latin language. Additional electives cover courses in a diverse range of subjects relating to the study of the Classical world.

Students interested in teaching Latin major in Latin and enroll in the Latin Licensure program, which the Classics Department offers in conjunction with Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services.



Students in the Latin program will:

  • Acquire knowledge of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Rome
  • Acquire a reading knowledge of Latin
  • Acquire strong critical thinking skills
  • Acquire effective communication and writing skills

Classics Honors Program

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in Latin may substitute an Honors project for CLS 4100  . An Honors project involves independent study with a faculty mentor. It will usually extend over two consecutive terms and earn six hours of credit upon its successful completion. The project culminates in the writing of a major research paper (25-30 pages) during the second term and an oral defense of the project with the Department faculty.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities 3

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Departmental Requirements: 36 Hours

III. Related Requirements

IV. College Requirements: 6 Hours

  • Foreign Language
  • Filled by major requirement.

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V. Electives: 40 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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