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The LSA language requirement for the B.A./B.S. degree may be satisfied with the successful completion of any of the following: MODGREEK 202; both GREEK 301 & 302 (or equivalent); GREEK 307 & 308; GREEK 300 and any upper-level course; LATIN 232 or 295, or any course at the 300- or 400-level which has as a prerequisite one of these courses, or by satisfactory performance on a placement test. Students are placed into the Department's language sequences according to their demonstrated proficiency.  

The Latin Placement Test:

The Latin placement test is offered throughout each term and the Summer Orientation period. The placement test also requires an interview component to finalize placement results. Those students who have received an initial placement of LATIN 301 must also take a proctored validation test to finalize their results; this test is available by arrangement only. 

Elementary Language Sequences

Ancient Greek

  • Greek (Traditional, Non-Intensive)
  • Greek 101 & 102 and either of the following sequences:
  • Greek 301 & 302 (Ancient)
  • Greek 307 & 308 (Koine)

Greek (Intensive) Greek 103 & 300 followed by any subsequent 300- or 400- level Greek course.  (NB Greek 103 - no credit is given to those who have successfully completed Greek 101 or 102; Greek 300 - no credit is given to those who have completed Greek 301 & 302 or 307 & 308, or any subsequent upper level course.)


  • Traditional Sequence 101, 102, 231, 232

The normal sequence is intended for those with little or no background in Latin who wish to learn the language at the normal pace.

  • Accelerated Sequence 103, 231, 232

This accelerated sequence is intended for those with some Latin background who wish to have an accelerated review of Latin grammar before proceeding to the 200-level courses in the traditional sequence.

  • Accelerated Sequences 193, 294, 301

This accelerated sequence is intended for highly motivated students with no Latin experience. Students receive an accelerated introduction to grammar before moving on to literary texts in a three-semester sequence.