Latin

  • Latin

Qualifications

Overview

Latin is one of the oldest languages in the western world, and many modern European languages such as Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English share their origins with this ancient language. An understanding of Latin thus greatly improves one’s command of spelling and grammar of English, as well as of these other European languages.

Studying Latin investigates social and political concepts, as well as the society and culture of Ancient Rome, whose political and legal institutions have profoundly influenced the modern world today.

With Latin still widely used in modern terminology, students intending on careers in medicine, linguistics, science, or law will benefit from knowledge of the Latin language.

Students will also find studying this subject especially useful for postgraduate studies in Classics.

Contact us

Te Kura Kete Aronui | School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Old Chemistry Building, Arts Centre, 3 Hereford St
Christchurch 8013

Postal address
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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