Welcome to ancient Rome! First year Latin courses give you direct access to the thoughts and writings of the ancient Romans and allow you to explore the dynamic and often dangerous cultural, social and political world in which they wrote. Learning to interpret and use an ancient language requires you to explore unknown areas and think in new ways. Our focus is on Latin as a literary language. Course activities are designed to foster a collegial and collaborative atmosphere and to encourage you to make strong connections between the ancient language and literature we are exploring together and your other interests, passions and pursuits.
Recent UW student comments about this course:
"This class was incredibly intellectually stimulating. The TA was engaging and always asked thought-provoking questions."
"I have honestly never enjoyed a class more in all my time at UW."
"Learning the structure of the language was different from anything I have ever done before and challenged me to find new ways of thinking."
"Relating Latin to English and seeing where certain words and roots came from was cool."