2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Latin (LAT)

Classics

338 Millard Fillmore Academic Core, Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026
Ph: 716-645-0466
F: 716-645-2225
W: www.classics.buffalo.edu
Roger Woodard
Chair
David Teegarden
Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Learning Environment

The department of Classics offers lecture courses on the archaeology, culture, history, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and smaller language classes (in Latin and ancient Greek) that emphasize class participation. Majors must complete a capstone class that draws upon all of the conceptual and analytical skills that they acquired while a major.

About Our Facilities

The department of Classics is housed in the Millard Fillmore Academic Center. Classics courses are held in the department’s seminar room and in classrooms located both in MFAC and on the Academic Spine of the North Campus. Instructors in lecture classes use technology to make the ancient Mediterranean world more concrete and vivid.

About Our Faculty

Rated nineteenth in the country in a recent survey of classics departments, the UB Department of Classics faculty regularly devotes some or all of their time to undergraduate teaching. Among them is the holder of the Andrew V.V. Raymond Professorship in Classics and past winners of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Members of the faculty have also held the office of President in both the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America, the two primary professional organizations for classicists in North America. The department also serves as home to the journal Arethusa, an internationally recognized periodical devoted to the publication of scholarship in classical studies. Other editorial affiliations by members of the faculty have included positions with American Journal of Archaeology and Classical World. The department allows advanced graduate students to teach select classes.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Classics department website for additional information about our faculty.

LAT Courses


  • LAT 101LEC Latin Language and Culture I
    Lecture

    Introduces Latin; the reading of simple texts by various Roman authors. Also deals with Roman culture and civilization, and with the influence of Latin in English vocabulary.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • LAT 102LEC Latin Language and Culture II
    Lecture

    Introduces Latin; the reading of simple texts by various Roman authors. Also deals with Roman culture and civilization, and with the influence of Latin in English vocabulary.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: LAT 101
  • LAT 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • LAT 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • LAT 201LEC Latin Language and Culture III
    Lecture

    Advanced work in Latin grammar with readings from Latin prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the richness, diversity, and appeal of Latin literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • LAT 202LEC Latin Language and Culture IV
    Lecture

    Advanced work in Latin grammar with readings from Latin prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the richness, diversity, and appeal of Latin literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: LAT 201
  • LAT 301LEC Ovid
    Lecture

    Selections from the work of Ovid, which includes Metamorphoses, Ars Amatoria, Herodies, Fasti, and other poems. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • LAT 302LEC Latin Lyric Poetry
    Lecture

    Selections from the Latin lyric poets, from Horace and Catullus to poetry of the early Middle Ages. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • LAT 404LEC Ciceronian Oratory
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Slander, murder, and innuendo from the Roman world. Political speeches and courtroom oratory by Cicero, the Roman world's greatest public speaker.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • LAT 443LEC Reading Latin Literature
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Topic varies from semester to semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • LAT 445LEC Latin Syntax and Stylistics
    Lecture

    Engages two distinct, and yet ultimately complimentary tasks: the reading of and stylistics analysis of selected Latin prose texts.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • LAT 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Classics

338 Millard Fillmore Academic Core, Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026
Ph: 716-645-0466
F: 716-645-2225
W: www.classics.buffalo.edu
Roger Woodard
Chair
David Teegarden
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: November 16, 2017 08:32:56 AM