Look at the world through an ancient language, and learn Latin through an engaged experience with culture. 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 learn Latin and read great Roman literature, from Virgil to Augustine and beyond. Through robust language courses, you will develop foundational knowledge in core Latin vocabulary, grammar, and syntax – the essential tools for studying Latin and thinking about any human language. Outside of the classroom, you can participate in cultural activities that focus on the classical roots of western Christian culture. Join us as we delve into the treasury of the Latin language and sow the seeds of an artistic, aesthetic, and affective education.

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 9-June 24, 2022
LAT 102 – June 27-Aug 19, 2022

Cost: Will vary depending on student status. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

BEGINNING LATIN I (LAT 101)

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.

Course Description: An introduction to the forms, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Latin (3 credits).

BEGINNING LATIN II (LAT 102)

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.

Course Description: The second semester of and continued introduction to the forms, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Latin (3 credits).

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 31-July 8, 2022
Lat 521 – July 11-August 19, 2022

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.

Elementary Latin I (LAT 520)

Each regular graduate course (LAT 520 and LAT 521) will be offered in the evening, four days per week, for 1 hour and 15 minutes each session. Each course will cover one semester’s worth of language instruction.

Course Description: 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)

Each regular graduate course (LAT 520 and LAT 521) will be offered in the evening, four days per week, for 1 hour and 15 minutes each session. Each course will cover one semester’s worth of language instruction.

Course Description: 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).

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 525 – May 31-July 8, 2022
LAT 626 – July 11-August 19, 2022

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 Elementary Latin (LAT 525)

Intensive graduate courses (LAT 525 and LAT 625) will be offered five days per week, for three hours each session. Each course will cover two semesters’ worth of language instruction.

Course Description: An accelerated and thorough grounding in Latin forms, vocabulary, and grammatical principles. Special attention will be given to ecclesiastical vocabulary. 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 (6 credits).

Intensive Intermediate Latin (LAT 625)

Intensive graduate courses (LAT 525 and LAT 625) will be offered five days per week, for three hours each session. Each course will cover two semesters’ worth of language instruction.

Course Description: An accelerated and thorough grounding in Latin forms, vocabulary, and grammatical principles. Special attention will be given to ecclesiastical vocabulary. 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 (6 credits).

Questions

Contact the Director of the Summer Latin Institute, Dr. Kathleen Kirsch

Office: Welder Library 107

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