two students in classroom looking at Latin words being written on blackboard by another student.
Students taking an intensive Latin language class during winter term write on the blackboard to show some of the words and phrases they’ve learned. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
Program Overview

Latin Language and Literature

Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Classics

Coursework for the Latin Language and Literature major develops a deeper understanding of the works of ancient Greece and Rome, which enables students to make independent judgments about ancient society through the study of source documents in their original languages.

Why Study Latin Language and Literature at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
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Special Collections
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • CLAS 104 - History of Rome 4 credits
  • LATN 201 - Intermediate Latin I: Ovid 4 credits
  • LATN 307 - Latin Love Elegy 4 credits
  • LATN 316 - Latin Epistles 4 credits

Latin Language and Literature News

Comics panel showing Spiderman jumping into the bad guys' lair where Lenin and other revolutionaries are making plans.. Title: Winter Term Russian, January 2016 in Oberlin.

Rapidfire Language Learning

February 19, 2016
Students who choose an intensive language course over winter term learn an entire semester’s material in one month.