We have been teaching Latin at UIUC for over 100 years! Our Latin
program reflects the department’s traditional strength in classical
philology (the close study of texts at the level of the word or
The UIUC Latin program emphasizes:
grammar and translation skills
Latin morphology and syntax
The textbook is Learn to Read Latin, a grammar and reader all in one with an accompanying workbook. Learn to Read Latin offers a thorough grammar-based introduction to Latin, enabling students to move directly to real Latin prose when they have completed this textbook. Our Latin classes also introduce Roman history and culture through supplemental readings (e.g., from Hans H. Ørberg, Lingua Latina).
The four introductory courses, LAT
101, 102, 103 and 104 (4 hours each) need to be taken in sequence. All
are offered every term, but not usually in the summer (for summer study
options, see the Latin Program Coordinator). Occasionally the sequence
is offered in an accelerated version (LAT 105 and 106, 8 hours each).
After LAT 104, students normally take 301 and 302 (3 hours each). There
are no 200 level Latin classes. Courses above the level of 302 can be
taken in any order.
Inquiries about Latin 101–104, majoring or minoring in Latin, placement and proficiency credit, or Latin teacher education should be sent to email@example.com.
The University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of the Classics - 4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Matthews Avenue - Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1008 - firstname.lastname@example.org