College of Arts and Sciences

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The Latin major offers preparation for prospective teachers of Latin in private schools (for those wishing to teach Latin in the public schools, a major in Latin is offered through the College of Education and Human Development) or for further study in areas such as classical studies, ancient history, classical archeology, comparative literature, law, medicine, the Middle Ages, or the Renaissance.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (21 hours beyond LAT 2020) - minor required - Spring 2019 course requirements

Minor (12 hours beyond LAT 2020)

  • No more than three hours from any CLCV course

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Latin are expected to be able to:

  • Read, comprehend, and comment insightfully and critically on texts in Latin;
  • Demonstrate translating skills by parsing words accurately, using knowledge of Latin and English grammar and syntax;
  • Express knowledge of the genre of the works being translated;
  • Apply critical analysis and interpretive skills to Latin literature and the society that produced it;
  • Engage in rational, civil discourse about complex topics in a manner respectful of others.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Latin program went through Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2016-17.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Latin program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Latin program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.