What You'll Study
Latin the birthplace of romance languages, as well as English. Studying Latin will help deepen your understanding of many other languages. It provides insight to the source of language as we use it today. Much of current language and institution is based upon the models of classical culture and language. Latin also provides the root words for the modern sciences, law, government, politics, and theology.
Having a knowledge of Latin prepares you for fields including law, political science, medicine, history of science, anthropology, literary studies, history, linguistics, communications, and education.
At Virginia Tech, you will study the Latin langugae, composition, literature, and culture. Courses include Readings in Latin Literature, Latin Epic: Vergil and Ovid, and Late and Medieval Latin.