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Advising and Placement

Advising

For questions relating to Classical Humanities, Greek, or Latin courses or advising guidance, please contact:

Dr. Deborah Lyons
Irvin Hall 104
(513) 529-1487 Office
(513) 529-1481 Department

For questions relating to the Latin placement test, please contact:

Dr. Steven Tuck
Irvin Hall 105A
(513) 529-9718 Office
(513) 529-1481 Department

Course Placement for Greek

If this is a new language for you (i.e., no prior experience in this language), students should enroll in Greek 101 and do not need to take a placement exam or advisement evaluation.

If you have had previous experience or education in this language, please talk to the language advisor prior to enrolling in a language course. The language advisor would be able to interview you briefly and recommend a best placement based on your written, spoken, listening, literary, and cultural competence.

Course Placement for Latin

If this is a new language for you (i.e., no prior experience in this language), students should enroll in Latin 101 and do not need to take a placement exam or advisement evaluation.

If you have had previous experience or education in this language, you will need to take the Latin Placement Test first to see which level you should enroll in. Go to Miami's Foreign Language Placement and select Latin for your language. Then select the number of years you have previously had learning Latin. If you have had 1/2 years, round up to the next whole year of previous experience. When you are finished with the test, your exam will be emailed to a designated language advisor in Classics to read and score it. The language advisor will then email you back at the address you gave on the exam and inform you of your score and which course you should register for.

If you believe that the language placement is incorrect or have doubts about the placment, please talk to the department's  language advisor, who would be able to interview you briefly and recommend a best placement based on your written, spoken, listening, literary, and cultural competence.