Why learn Latin?
- The Latin language has been in existence for over 2,750 years compared to 1,000 years for English.
- It was the language of scholars including Sir Issac Newton, Thomas Jefferson and William Shakespeare.
- Studying Latin and learning the basis for many of our grammatical rules can reduce the time and difficulty of learning almost any other subject.
- Latin is very exact and developing an understanding of the mechanics and structure enhances your accuracy, organization and analytical skills.
First-year Latin Language Courses (4 credits each)
Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.
Students who complete first year of Latin will be able to:
- Identify grammatical constructions and demonstrate the ability to parse any give word therein.
- Compose simple English sentences in Latin.
- Translate a variety of Latin passages into English.
Learn from a well-respected university
Latin courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in Latin. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.
Transfer your credits
All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.
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