This so-called "dead language" is still alive today through its pervasive influence on Western culture and modern Romance languages. The study of Latin language hones the mind for clear English writing and logical thinking. Students trained in Latin develop sharp critical reading and analytical skills by reading texts of philosophers, historians and literary masters in the original. A solid grasp of Latin is also excellent background for the study of medicine and law. Because of the low unit requirement, this track can be combined with premedical coursework and a second major in another field. This track may also be customized for students interested in Classics graduate study.