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Greek and Latin Placement

Ancient Greek Placement

If you think you may wish to continue your study of Ancient Greek, contact the coordinator, Prof. Keyne Cheshire, as soon as possible at kecheshire@davidson.edu. Intermediate Greek (GRE 201) is offered during the fall semester only. Beginning Greek (GRE 103) is an intensive course offered only in the spring semester. Advanced Greek courses (numbered above 201) are offered every semester. If you have received a 6 or 7 on the higher-level International Baccalaureate Greek test, then you will receive credit for Greek 199. While we invite you to study as much Greek as you like, your completion of a Greek course numbered 201 or higher will fulfill the college's language requirement. That said, a strong background in Ancient Greek may, after consultation with and at the discretion of the coordinator, warrant credit for GRE 201 outright and thereby fulfill the language requirement.

Latin Placement

If you think you may wish to continue your study of Latin while at Davidson, you should take the placement test soon (preferably by June 21) and contact the current coordinator, Prof. Keyne Cheshire, at kecheshire@davidson.edu on completing the test. Depending on placement test results and your consultation with the coordinator, you may enter the Latin sequence through courses numbered 101, 201, or higher, but not 102. Beginning Latin (LAT 101) and Intermediate Latin (LAT 201) are offered in the fall semester only. Advanced Latin courses (numbered above 201) are offered every semester. If you wish to satisfy the language requirement in Latin, you are strongly advised to begin doing so by enrolling in Latin in your first (fall) semester at Davidson.

The Latin Placement Test is deployed in a learning management system named Moodle. To start the test, please follow these steps:

After completing the test, be sure to email Prof. Cheshire at kecheshire@davidson.edu. He will work to determine the most appropriate Latin course for you.

Students who have received a 4 or 5 on either or both of the Advanced Placement Latin tests, or a 6 or 7 on the higher-level International Baccalaureate Latin exam, will receive credit for Latin 199. Your completion of a Latin course numbered 201 or higher will fulfill the college's language requirement.A particularly accomplished performance on the Latin Placement Test may, after consultation with and at the discretion of the coordinator, warrant credit for LAT 201 outright and thereby fulfill the language requirement.