Course Offerings

Summer 2016 Course Offerings in:

  • Latin
  • Greek

Check out a full list of course times and offerings here.

Latin

CLLA 10001/60001: Beginning Latin I

Instructor: Thomas Clemmons
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
4 credit hours
May 30-June 24

CLLA 10002/60002: Beginning Latin II

Instructor: Thomas Clemmons
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
4 credit hours
June 29-July 22

These sequence of courses introduce students to the language of the ancient Romans for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Latin texts. An appreciation for ancient Roman culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.

CLLA 20103/60103: Intermediate Latin

Instructor: Erik Ellis
MTWRF 8:45-10:45
June 29-July 22
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CLLA 10002/60002, CLLA 10111/60111 or equivalent

This course combines presentation of the remaining essentials of Latin grammar, reinforced through prose composition, with careful reading of Latin authors such as Caesar, Cornelius Nepos, Ovid, and Augustine. The course develops students' translating skills, introduces methods for studying Latin literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and prepares students for advanced work in latin language and literature.

CLLA 40116/MI 40004/MI 60004: Medieval Latin

Crosslisted with Medieval Institute (primary department)
Instructor: Andrew Irving
MTWR 10:30-12:10
June 13-July 22
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: both Elementary and Intermediate Classical Latin (or the equivalent), taken recently for college credit.  If there is any doubt about the adequacy of a student's preparation for the course, please contact the instructor. 

This intensive introduction to the Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods (fourth to fifteenth centuries) is designed both to introduce you to distinctive characteristics of medieval Latin, and to help you move toward independent work with medieval Latin texts. You will learn about developments in medieval Latin (morphology, syntax, vocabulary, orthography and pronunciation), practice close reading and accurate translation of a broad and representative selection of medieval Latin texts (including examples of the following: Latin influenced by another language; administrative Latin; technical texts; scholastic Latin; Latin of various professions; narrative accounts; imitations of classical style; formal styles; rhymed prose; cursus; ornamented styles; rhymed and metric poetry), review and practice the principal constructions of classical Latin in order to bolster your confidence and accuracy in comprehension and translation, overcome your anxiety about sight reading, be introduced to the history, areas, and tools of medieval Latin philology (including lexica, bibliographies, important edited collections and repertories of sources (printed and online) through active exercises, work very hard, and have a great deal of fun. Note: The Medieval Academy of America's Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) offers competitive stipends for students taking either Medieval Latin or Latin Paleography for credit through the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame. Application details and eligibility information are available on the Medieval Academy web site: http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page=CARA_Scholarships? 

Greek

CLGR 10001/60001: Beginning Greek I

Instructor: Sean Kelly
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
May 30-June 24
4 credit hours

These sequence of courses introduces students to the language of the ancient Greeks for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Greek texts. An appreciation for ancient Greek culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.

CLGR 10002/60002: Beginning Greek II

Instructor: Sean Kelly
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
June 27-July 22
4 credit hours

These sequence of courses introduces students to the language of the ancient Greeks for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Greek texts. An appreciation for ancient Greek culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.

CLGR 30199/60199: Patristic and Byzantine Greek

Instructor: Charles Yost
MTWR 2:00-3:40
June 13-July 22
3 credit hours

The Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire holds a crucial place in the history of Greek letters. Not only did Byzantine scribes forge the vital link between antiquity and modernity, but Byzantine mystics, poets, philosophers, and statesmen have left behind a vast and varied corpus of texts expressing the diverse discourses contributing to the formation of Byzantium. In this course, students will engage this corpus through a survey of texts that is broad both in chronology (embracing texts composed from the 4th through the 15th Century) and genre (including historiography, hagiography, theological treatises, poetry, literary criticism, and documentary sources). Beginning in the 4th and 5th centuries with Gregory Nazianzos, John Chrysostom, and Pseudo-Dionysios, we shall encounter (among others) the writings of Maximos the Confessor, the nun Kassia, Theophanes the Confessor, Photios, Symeon the New Theologian, Michael Psellos, Anna Komnene, and end in the 14th and 15th centuries with figures such as John Kantakouzenos, Alexios Makrembolites, and Plethon. Students will also receive an introduction to Greek paleography. Prerequisite: At least one year (two semesters) of classical or Koine Greek. 

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