Faculty of Arts
Undergraduate study in Latin
What can you study in Latin?
By studying Latin you not only learn the language, but also how to analyse and describe language. You will learn to read Roman literature and understand Roman culture. Beginners can learn Latin from scratch. At Stage I there is a brisk programme of language learning before you embark on the study of literature and intermediate language at Stage II.
Undergraduate programmes in Latin
You can study Latin as:
- a BA major or minor subject
- elective courses in the BA.
You can also study Latin for the Diploma in Languages or Certificate in Languages.
Find out more about these undergraduate programmes.
Beginning your study of Latin
If you have done some Latin, but not a full five-year secondary school programme, consult the Undergraduate Adviser about where you ought to begin. Some students begin with LATIN 101 (this may be the correct route if you have Latin at NCEA Level 1).
If you have 16 credits at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent, you will begin at Stage II. You should be well equipped to get good grades. You will be prompted to complete a concession online during enrolment.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Latin
Requirements for a BA major and minor
For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.
For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.
Requirements for a major or minor in Latin
You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Latin. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.
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