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Greek and Latin Placement

Ancient Greek Placement

To continue your study of Ancient Greek, contact the coordinator, Prof. Keyne Cheshire at kecheshire@davidson.edu.

Students who have received a 6 or 7 on the higher-level International Baccalaureate Greek test receive credit for Greek 199. If you do not wish to continue your study of Ancient Greek, you may schedule an interview with Prof. Cheshire to see if you can receive credit for Greek 201.

Latin Placement

To continue your study of Latin at Davidson, you must take a placement test (preferably by June 22) and have a conversation (sometimes by email) with the Latin coordinator, Prof. Jeanne Neumann.

All students will be placed into Latin 101, 201, or a more advanced course. Because we use Hans Ørberg's Lingua Latina per se Illustrata series and a modified oral method of teaching in Latin 101-102, we do not allow students to enter the elementary sequence midway. Experience has shown that starting in 102 is confusing and counterproductive. Both 101 and 201 are offered in the fall semester only.

The exam is deployed in a learning management system named Moodle. To start the test, please follow the following steps:

After completing the test, email  Prof. Neumann at jeneumann@davidson.edu for your results.

A first-year student who wishes to complete the language requirement would be well advised to take Latin 201 during the fall of the first year. 

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 receive credit for Latin 199. If your score places you above Latin 201, and you do not wish to continue your study of Latin, you may schedule an interview with Prof. Neumann to satisfy the foreign language requirement that way.