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: Daniel Gallagher
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
4 credit hours
June 4-June 29

CLLA 10002/60002: Beginning Latin II

Instructor: Daniel Gallagher
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
4 credit hours
July 2-July 27

This 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: William Stover
MTWRF 8:45-10:45
July 2-July 27
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

Cross-listed with Medieval Institute (primary department)
Instructor: David Gura
MTWR 10:30-12:10
June 18-July 27
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: Amy Pistone
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
June 4-June 29
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: Amy Pistone
MTWRF 8:45-10:45 and 11:10-12:30
July 2-July 27
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 30199/60119: Patristic and Byzantine Greek

Instructor: Nick Churik
MTWR 2:00-3:40
June 18-July 27
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 composed in different historical and geographical contexts and encompassing a variety of genres (including historiography, hagiography, mystical literature, and poetry). In this course, students will encounter the writings of John of Damascus, the nun Kassia, St. Basil the Younger’s hagiographer Gregory, Symeon the New Theologian, Michael Psellos, and Anna Komnene. Students will also receive an introduction to Greek paleography. Prerequisite: At least three semesters of classical or Koine Greek.

Summer 2016 Greek