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LAT 208 Latin Literature II: Medieval (CORE—Methods of Inquiry/Aesthetic Appreciation/ Literature)

Prerequisites: LAT 103 and 104, or permission of instructor. (Second semester—as needed/3 credits) 

This course focuses on Latin literature of the Medieval period (ca. 400-1400). Over the course of the semester students will become familiar with the orthographical, vocabulary and syntactical characteristics of medieval Latin and will study the significance and historical context of selected medieval Latin authors and texts. The ultimate goal of the course is to gain an understanding of the role of the Latin language and Latin literary genres in the cultural history of medieval Europe.