The MCLC department offers to students at the beginning and intermediate levels an awareness of linguistic diversity in human societies, an ability to communicate at a basic level in a second language, and an acquaintance with the culture of that language. Majors and minors acquire high levels of communicative skills, a broad acquaintance with the culture, and an ability to understand and analyze the cultural manifestations (mores, literature and the arts, history) of their chosen languages. A major in this department prepares the conscientious student for graduate school or for teaching in secondary, middle, or elementary schools, and provides very useful skills applicable in international business, the travel industry, social work, foreign missions, and other areas. A language major or minor can also be a valuable complement to another major. Majors are encouraged to spend a semester or a year in a foreign study program. Foreign studies at any level, with fully transferable credit, are available at through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and through other programs. Minors in Asian Studies and Classics are also offered.

All incoming students with two or more years of high school Latin must take the language placement exam before taking courses in this language.

See description of Classics interdisciplinary minor.

Course Offerings

101-102. Elementary Latin I and II. (3 hours each) A two semester sequence. Emphasis on reading with some attention to grammar and writing skills. Fall and Spring

201. Intermediate Latin. (3 hours) A course designed to bring students up to the required proficiency level at Georgetown College. Completion of grammar foundation; increase in reading skills using Catullus and other writers. Prerequisites: LAT 102 or by placement exam. Fall

202. Intermediate Latin Reading. (3 hours) Continued development of Latin reading skills and study of Roman literary culture, focusing on selected ancient authors.