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Courses in the Summer Program in the Ancient Languages

The Department of Greek and Latin regularly teaches a full sequence of 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), including in summer 2019.

The detailed schedule of course days and times for summer 2019 is available here.  The CUA Summer website provides updated information and application and registration procedures.

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 college-level academic credit.

Tuition for all of the courses below is $500/credit hour, a special discounted rate.

All of these courses are online (elementary and intermediate) or hybrid-online/in-person (advanced), which makes them especially convenient and accessible, even for those not resident in the DC area.  GR 509 and LAT 509 each also have one in-person section available on the CUA campus, still at the discounted tuition 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.  These are numbered as GR 492/592 and LAT 492/592 and entitled "Directed Reading," so that their specific topics can be tailored to the interests of the class members.  You can monitor departmental schedules for offerings like this, and we are pleased to confirm that there are indeed advanced-level courses available in summer 2019.