Expand your perspective, develop your mind, and broaden your heart for a profound encounter with humanity.

The University of Mary Summer Latin Institute provides the opportunity to take Latin at the graduate level in person or online. You will develop foundational knowledge in core Latin vocabulary, grammar, and syntax through a robust language program. These essential tools for studying Latin — and thinking about any human language — will equip you to engage in the classical roots of western Christian culture. Whether you are pursuing an MA in Catholic Studies or want to learn Latin for other purposes, join us as we delve into the deep, enriching treasury of this language. 

Students may participate in the Summer Latin Institute outside of a degree program. Courses may be taken in person or online, with all instruction occurring synchronously.

The Church ... values especially the Greek and Latin languages in which wisdom itself is cloaked, as it were, in a vesture of gold.

Undergraduate Latin Program

Our Summer Latin Institute offers undergraduate-level courses that will introduce you to the Latin language — no previous knowledge of Latin is required. Through Latin 101 and 102, you’ll learn the basics of Latin while you participate in our vibrant campus culture. For many students, these courses fulfill the entirety of their undergraduate language requirement.

Schedule:

LAT 101 – May 8-June 23, 2023
LAT 102 – June 26-Aug 18, 2023

Cost: Will vary depending on student status. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 701-355-8142 for more information.

Both undergraduate courses (LAT 101 and LAT 102) will be offered four days per week, for 1 hour and 15 minutes each session. Each course will cover one semester’s worth of language instruction.

BEGINNING LATIN I (LAT 101)

Course Overview: This is the first class in the two-course sequence. The class is an introduction to the forms, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Latin (3 credits).

BEGINNING LATIN II (LAT 102)

Course Overview: The second class in the two-course sequence. This class is a continued introduction to the forms, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Latin (3 credits).

Please visit our catalog for a full course description. 

Graduate Latin Program

Students interested in enrolling in graduate-level Latin can complete two courses over the summer semester — a total of two semesters of credits. Our Graduate Latin Program (LAT 520 and LAT 521) allows students to meet the language requirement for the MA in Catholic Studies. This program is also a good option for individuals interested in the Church, seeking graduate-level language credits, and those seeking to refresh their Latin skills – providing foundational knowledge of Latin, the official language of the Roman rite. This program may be completed online or in person at our main campus in Bismarck, ND.

Schedule:

LAT 520 – May 22-June 30, 2023
LAT 521 – July 10-August 18, 2023

Cost:  Whether you attend virtually or in person, you'll receive a quality graduate-level education that is truly affordable at $575 per credit. Individuals joining us in person enjoy special summer rates for room and board on campus, including the use of all university amenities.

Each regular graduate course (LAT 520 and LAT 521) will be offered in the evening, four days per week, for 1 hour and 45 minutes each session. Each course will cover one semester’s worth of language instruction.

Elementary Latin I (LAT 520)

Course Overview: First class in a two-course sequence. An introduction to ecclesiastical Latin, giving a thorough grounding in Latin forms, vocabulary, and grammatical principles. Special attention will be given to ecclesiastical vocabulary, as seen in prayers, hymns, and Christian classics (3 credits).

Elementary Latin II (LAT 521)

Course Overview: Second class in a two-course sequence. A continued introduction to ecclesiastical Latin, giving a thorough grounding in Latin forms, vocabulary, and grammatical principles. Special attention will be given to ecclesiastical vocabulary, as seen in prayers, hymns, and Christian classics (3 credits).

Please visit our catalog for a full course description. 

Accelerated Graduate Latin Program

Our accelerated program is ideal for individuals who would like an immersive experience in the Latin language. The 12-credit program is designed for you to engage fully in a language learning experience in preparation for doctoral or seminary studies and researching/translating original documents. The accelerated track is available online or in person on the University of Mary's main campus in Bismarck, ND during the summer semester.

Schedule:

LAT 540 – May 22-June 30, 2023
LAT 550 – July 10-August 18, 2023

Cost:  Whether you attend virtually or in person, you'll receive a quality graduate-level education that is truly affordable at $575 per credit. Individuals joining us in person enjoy special summer rates for room and board on campus, including the use of all university amenities.

Intensive graduate courses (LAT 540 and LAT 550) will be offered five days per week, for three hours each session. Each course will cover two semesters’ worth of language instruction.

Intensive Elementary Latin (LAT 540)

Course Overview: A rapid and thorough grounding in Latin forms, vocabulary, and grammatical principles. Special attention will be given to ecclesiastical vocabulary. (3 credits).

Intensive Intermediate Latin (LAT 550)

Course Overview: The intermediate course entails close reading, translation, and discussion of Latin prose and/or poetry (both classical and ecclesiastical) and will enhance appreciation for the intersection of the classical world and Christianity in Latin literature (3 credits).

Please visit our catalog for a full course description.