• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsfield, MA, United States
Delve into the classical foundations of Western culture and its vocabulary, as you learn the language of Virgil, Cicero, Horace, Catullus, and Tacitus. Intermediate Latin students at Bard College at Simon's Rock focus on Virgil’s Aeneid and stage a Roman comedy, and you are given the opportunity to design their own independent or small-group tutorial.
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This Latin course at Bard College at Simon's Rock is designed for students who have completed Latin 204 or have had the equivalent of one semester’s experience in reading extended Latin texts. 

Learning outcomes

The reading for this course consists of at least one Roman comedy, either of Plautus or Terence. Most of the comedies of Plautus and Terence are read in English translation during the semester, and discussion—in class and in short papers—of Roman culture, the literary genre and its techniques and conventions is an integral part of the course. Sections of the play are usually publicly performed in Latin by the students during the second half of the semester. Prerequisite: Latin 204 or its equivalent (see instructor for placement).

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:
  • Latin Culture
  • Key Thinkers
  • Literature
  • Language and Grammar
  • History of the Roman Empire
  • Roman Arts
  • Latin in Music, Poetry and Theatre

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Start Application
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Additional Items and Interview
  • Supporting Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55592 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsfield

  • 912 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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