Summer Institute in Classical Languages

Summer Institute in Classical Languages

Often the question isn't "Why should I study a classical language?" but "When can I find the time?" Since 1976 the University of Dallas Summer Program has provided the opportunity to study Greek and Latin outside the limits of the regular academic year. Our summer learners include undergraduate and graduate students from our own and other institutions; high school teachers seeking accreditation, review, or deepening of knowledge; and a number of people who simply want to be able to study good books in the original language. High school students who have completed the junior year and will be 16 years old by July 1st are also encouraged to apply.


Applications are accepted up to the day of the first class meeting. You can apply online or call Admissions at (972) 721-5266, or the Classics Department at (972) 721-4108.



For undergraduates and special students is $350 per credit hour or $1,050 per 3-credit course. Graduate students and teachers may apply their tuition scholarships to these courses. For information about the costs of these courses after the scholarships have been applied, please contact the Classics Department at (972) 721-4108. 


2013 First Summer Session (June 10-July 12)

GREEK 1301. Elementary Classical Greek I  (Dr. Stacie Kadleck). 3 credits
MTWT 10:00-12:00.
The first half of introductory Greek grammar and syntax. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the language of ancient Greece, particularly that of the 5th and 4th century Athenians. This course is the very best way to obtain a reading knowledge of ancient Greek literature in the shortest time possible. No prior experience with Greek (or any other language save English) is needed.

CLL 1301/1302 Elementary Latin I & II  (Dr. Teresa Danze). 6 credits
MTWRF 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A course in Latin grammar and syntax, at the end of which good students are ready to read unadapted Latin prose. Note that, since in just five weeks the course covers material that during the regular academic years needs two semesters, it is so really intensive that students are strongly advised not to be taking other courses at the same time.

LATIN 3328/5301. Latin Reading (Dr. Sweet). 3 credits
MTWT 2:00-4:00 PM
An upper level Latin course for high school teachers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The course will read selections from a variety of Latin prose authors, primarily Caesar, but also Cicero, Livy, and others. Which ones will depend upon the expressed interest of potential participants. Please call Kimberly Read at 972-721-4108 with requests.

Advanced Placement Summer Institute for Latin Teachers.

During the week of July 8-12 an AP Institute in Latin Literature will be held daily from 8:30 to 4:30 under the direction of the AP Consultant, Donna Gerard. For further information, contact the Classics Department at (972) 721-4108. 

Second Summer Session (July 15-August 16)

GREEK 1302. Elementary Classical Greek II  (Dr. Stacie Kadleck).  3 credits
MTWT 10:00-12:00
The second half of introductory Greek grammar and syntax.

LATIN 2311. Intermediate Latin I: Roman Prose (Dr. Staff).  3 credits.
MTWT 10:00-12:00.
Selected readings of Roman prose writers. Prerequisite: Latin 1302 or Latin 1305, or equivalent. A placement exam is required for those who have not completed either of these courses.


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