This program is part of the World Languages Department.
Latin is anything but a dead language. Once the spoken language of ancient Rome, it remained in use through the 17th century. Today, Latin is the official language of the Vatican and it’s regularly used in Catholic liturgy. Latin spawned the daughter Romance languages, such as Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese and it’s still used in the process of new word production in modern languages, including English. Perhaps most importantly, Latin root words continue to be as a major source for new terms in the sciences and technologies.
The Latin program at MCC offers two tracks:
Conversation Track – emphasizes speaking and listening skills. It is for tourists and those desiring minimal conversational ability only. Some of these courses are related to specific areas of employment, such as Spanish for Health Personnel.
Foundation Track – prepares students for courses above the 200-level at any university. The courses 101, 102, 201, 202 are university equivalent. This track is also for those desiring a balanced program. The four skills included: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Latin program is available through the World Languages department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.