Summer Language Study at ND

Notre Dame's summer language courses are for motivated undergraduates and graduate students. Our courses give students the opportunity to study the ancient languages necessary to understanding Greek and Roman, Judaic, Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine civilizations. Students may study a language while taking additional courses in history or theology.

Our campus is comfortable and serene during the summer. On-campus housing and food service are convenient, readily available, and comparatively inexpensive. In addition, Notre Dame’s Library has special strengths in Biblical Studies, Early Christian Literature, Medieval Studies, and Byzantine Studies. 

See the full list of course times and offerings.

Classical and Medieval Latin

CLLA 10001/60001: Beginning Latin I

Instructor: Dan Gallagher
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
4 credit hours
June 5-June 30

CLLA 10002/60002: Beginning Latin II

Instructor: Dan Gallagher
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
4 credit hours
July 3-July 28

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: Joshua Benjamins
MTWRF 8:45-10:45
July 3-July 28
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: David Gura
MTWR 10:30-12:10
June 19-July 28
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? 

Classical and Byzantine Greek

CLGR 10001/60001: Beginning Greek I

Instructor: John Izzo
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
June 5-June 30
4 credit hours

This 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: John Izzo
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
July 3-July 28
4 credit hours

This 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 20003/60003: Intermediate Greek

Instructor: Christopher Baron
MTWR 3:10-4:40
June 19-July 28
3 credit hours

This second-year language course builds on the work of Beginning Greek I and II. It combines a review of grammar with careful reading of Greek authors from the Classical and Early Christian eras. The course improves students' translating skills, introduces methods for studying Greek literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and prepares students for more advanced work in the rich literature of the ancient Greeks.