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Courses in the Summer Program in the Ancient Languages

The Department of Greek and Latin regularly teaches six elementary and intermediate courses in the Summer Program in the Ancient Languages; their descriptions appear below.  Advanced-level language courses are also often offered (see the bottom of this page). 

The detailed schedule of course days and times for summer 2017 is available here.  The CUA Summer website provides updated information on and application and registration procedures.

Prospective students might like to note that the 509-516-517 sequence in either ancient language provides the equivalent of four semesters, or two years, of study during the ordinary academic year, and confers 12 hours of academic credit.

For summer 2017, a special discounted tuition rate applies to GR 509, GR 516, GR 517, and LAT 509, LAT 516, and LAT 517, all of which will be offered at $500/credit hour!  All of these courses are online only, which makes them especially convenient and accessible, even for those not resident in the DC area.  Check the schedule here for dates and times.  One in-person section of LAT 509 is also available on the CUA campus, also at the discounted rate.

GR 509: Intensive Elementary Greek (6 cr)

First six-week summer session, roughly mid-May through late JuneA rapid but thorough treatment of the forms and grammatical principles of the Greek language, designed for those who wish to accelerate study of the language.

GR 516: Intensive Intermediate Greek I (3 cr)

Second six-week summer session for the first three weeks, roughly end of June through mid-July.  A sequel to 509. Provides experience in reading classical Greek prose and/or poetry at the intermediate level.

GR 517: Intensive Intermediate Greek II (3 cr)

Second six-week summer session for the last three weeks, roughly mid-July through the first week of August. A sequel to 516. Provides further experience in reading classical Greek prose and/or poetry at the intermediate level. Please note that 516 (or the departmental placement exam in Greek) is a prerequisite for 517.

LAT 509: Intensive Elementary Latin (6 cr)

First six-week summer session, roughly mid-May through late JuneA rapid but thorough treatment of the forms and grammatical principles of the Latin language, designed for those who wish to accelerate study of the language. Some experience in reading continuous Latin texts of limited complexity.

LAT 516: Intensive Intermediate Latin I (3 cr)

Second six-week summer session for the first three weeks, roughly end of June through mid-July.  A sequel to 509. Provides experience in reading classical Latin prose and/or poetry at the intermediate level.

LAT 517: Intensive Intermediate Latin II (3 cr)

Second six-week summer session for the last three weeks, roughly mid-July through the first week of August. A sequel to 516. Provides further experience in reading classical Latin prose and/or poetry at the intermediate level. Please note that 516 (or the departmental placement exam in Latin) is a prerequisite for 517.

Advanced-level language courses

The Department of Greek and Latin also regularly offers small, intensive, advanced reading courses in Greek or Latin during the summer. Recent offerings at this level have included GR 529: Greek Choral Lyric (3 cr), a course that read Pindar, Bacchylides, and related Greek poetry; and LAT 530: Ovid (3 cr), focusing upon the Metamorphoses. You can monitor departmental schedules for offerings like this.