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Latin, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
Latin majors at Boston University acquire the ability to read, analyze, and discuss standard works in Latin, a language with an extremely long surviving literary history, from the 3rd century BCE to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and even into the early modern period, when it continued to be used in fields such as law, philosophy, and theology.
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Overview

Its practitioners include writers of key importance to the humanistic tradition, such as Cicero, Caesar, Catullus, Vergil, Livy, and Tacitus, and its linguistic importance continues as the source of the Romance languages (e.g., Italian, French, and Spanish) and of more than 50% of words in English.

Study of Latin at Boston University provides an entree into MA programs in Latin and Medieval Studies and MAT programs in Latin. It is an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue further studies in classical archaeology, history, religion and theology, and other humanistic disciplines, and it also provides a solid foundation for law school or medical school.

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Latin, Ancient Greek, or Ancient Greek & Latin should be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad understanding of the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
  • Demonstrate sufficient understanding of the vocabulary, morphology, and syntax of Latin and/or ancient Greek to read standard works of the classical period accurately.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to use dictionaries, grammars, and other resources that aid the reading and understanding of Latin and/or ancient Greek texts.
  • Demonstrate, in their reading of Latin and/or ancient Greek, an understanding of genre, style, cultural context, and the place of the text within the literary history of the ancient world.
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing, ideas about Latin and/or ancient Greek literary texts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The World of Rome 
  • Roman History
  • Early Christian Latin Literature
  • Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

National

  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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