Summer Courses and Faculty

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The Medieval Institute will offer Medieval Latin in Summer 2017, open to undergraduate and graduate students. Enrollment and detailed information is available at the Summer Session web site.

MI 40004/60004 Medieval Latin
Taught by Dr. David T. Gura, Curator of Ancient & Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Notre Dame.

This course is designed for students already proficient in Classical Latin to develop the ability to read and comprehend Medieval Latin prose and poetry. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the morphological, grammatical, and orthographic forms used in Medieval Latin. Students will also augment and supplement their Classical Latin vocabulary with late antique and medieval words and idioms. Through reading a selection of texts from the fourth through fifteenth century, students will acquire advanced translation skills to render Latin prose and poetry into smooth, readable English.

NB: Students who take Medieval Latin for credit are eligible to compete for the Medieval Academy of America’s CARA (Centers and Regional Associations) scholarships, which provide full tuition for either course. Visit for application details and eligibility information.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory and recent completion of Elementary and Intermediate Classical Latin. This is NOT an introductory Latin course. Students are expected to be familiar with Latin grammar, vocabulary, and to have read beyond the introductory level in previous course work.

Online registration for summer classes begins March 22. Go to for information about summer programs at the University of Notre Dame.

Other questions?
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Email or call 574-631-8304