The study of Latin is a proven way to deepen your appreciation of human culture while gaining insight into how Western languages have developed. The minor in Latin explores original texts that inform Western civilization.

You can gain insight into ancient Mediterranean culture, the influence of Latin in ancient religion, philosophy, politics and law, and the continued impact of Roman civilization on our modern world. 

Students often pair a Latin minor with a major in another language or with a degree in English, history or another humanities discipline. After graduation, Latin students find careers in fields like the arts, law, politics and international relations.

DU's Minor in Latin offers:

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to work with our accomplished instructors

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    Study abroad opportunities around the globe

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members

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Degree Requirements

  • To minor in Latin, you will need a minimum of 20 quarter hours of approved courses beyond the elementary level (LATN 1003).
  • Typically, students take four credit hours each from LATN 2001, 2002 and 2003, as well as eight hours from LATN 3991, an independent study focused on Classical and post-Classical literature.

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


Explore connections between Latin language, Roman culture and classic literature.

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