Greek and Latin Languages and Literature

Saint Louis University’s undergraduate major in Greek and Latin language and literature emphasizes the study of ancient texts in their original languages. It’s often combined with another major — usually history, English, philosophy or medieval studies.


Major in Greek and Latin
Languages and Literature

If you choose to major in Greek and Latin language and literature at SLU, you'll be exposed to a wide range of significant writers and philosophers and their works.

You'll also be encouraged to study abroad. Many Greek and Latin language and literature students at SLU choose to live and take Greek and Latin classes in Rome or other Mediterranean cities.

In addition to the experience you gain if you study abroad, you'll also have access to SLU's Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Vatican Film Library and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on campus, as well as SLU's Language Resource Center.

All students of Greek and Latin language and literature — whether majoring or minoring  — are required to take 30 credit hours starting with LATN 2010 and GK 2010. The remaining 24 credit hours are from Greek and Latin upper-division courses with at least six of these credit hours in one language.

Highlighted Courses

Students majoring in Greek and Latin language and literature have the option to to take some of these electives: 

  • GK 4520: Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
  • GK 4360: Xenophon
  • LATN 4340: Readings in Livy
  • LATN 4400: Readings in Ovid
  • LATN 4100: Intro to Post-Classical Latin
Internships and Careers

Students who graduate with a degree in Greek and Latin language and literature from Saint Louis University are prepared to go on to pursue advanced degrees in fields such as:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Medieval and Renaissance studies
  • Political science
  • Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Art history
  • Library science
  • Linguistics
  • Comparative literature
Faculty

The department has a small but dedicated core faculty that works with other classically related faculty on campus in departments such as English, philosophy, history, and fine and performing arts. Faculty help students pursue their interests and attain an excellent foundation in the classical languages. 

  • Joan Hart-Hasler, Ph.D., director
Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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Minor in Greek and Latin
Languages and Literature

You can minor in either Greek or Latin after taking 18 credit hours in your chosen language. Nine of those credit hours must consist of upper-division courses.

 


Faculty-Student Ratio

Small Class Sizes  

Greek and Latin language and literature students at SLU enjoy small classes and personalized attention in a program that is flexible and offers many opportunities for tutorials and independent study.