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Marco Summer Latin Program

 

“Dubitando enim ad inquisitionem venimus; inquirendo veritatem percipimus.”

-Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, c. 1120

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The Marco Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers a Summer Latin program each year to help prepare students who are working toward a Medieval Certificate for the Toronto Level One or Level Two Latin Examination. Incoming graduate students are especially encouraged to attend, as these courses will provide an excellent opportunity to get to know UT and the Marco community before the start of fall classes.

Our non-credit courses are offered at three levels. The Beginner course is eight weeks in length; the Intermediate and Advanced level courses run concurrently for six weeks. Students with previous Latin experience are invited to take both the beginner/review course and one of the readings courses. Students may not take both readings courses.

The program is free of cost for Marco-affiliated students and faculty. For attendees who are not currently at UT, the program will cost $400, payable by check at the beginning of the program.

Please be advised that all of these courses require a substantial amount of preparation (4-5 hours) for each class session; particularly in the beginner class, participants should have a minimum of other commitments.

 

Summer 2017 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, classes will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday each week.

 

Beginning/Review Latin (Instructor: Dr. Dylan Bloy) – 8 weeks

A rigorous overview of *all* the major features of Latin morphology and most of Latin syntax. Suitable for the energetic and committed beginner, or as a review for students of any level who want to brush up. Students are responsible for obtaining their own copies of the textbook, Moreland and Fleischer’s Latin: An Intensive Course.

Course Dates: May 16–July 7
Course Meeting Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Greve 615

Week 1:          May 16-19, TuWThF
Week 2:          May 22-26
Week 3:          May 29-June 2, TuWThF
Week 4:          June 5-9
Week 5:          June 12-16
Week 6:          June 19-23
Week 7:          June 26-30
Week 8:          July 3-7, MWThF

 

Intermediate Readings in Medieval Latin (Instructor: Brad Phillis) – 6 weeks

Intended for students with at least one to two years of college Latin, or equivalent.  Covers distinctive features of medieval Latin in a variety of authors. This course prepares graduate students to take the Toronto Level One Latin exam. Texts are provided by the instructor.

Course Dates: May 30-July 7
Course Meeting Time: 1:00–3:00 pm
Location: Greve 604

Week 1:          May 29-June 2, TuWThF
Week 2:          June 5-9
Week 3:          June 12-16
Week 4:          June 19-23
Week 5:          June 26-30
Week 6:          July 3-7, MWThF

 

Advanced Readings in Medieval Latin (Instructor: Brad Phillis) – 6 weeks

Intended for students who have already passed the Toronto Level One exam.  Covers a range of very difficult medieval Latin prose and poetry and prepares graduate students to take the Toronto Level Two Latin exam.  Texts are provided by the instructors.

Course Dates: May 30-July 7
Course Meeting Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Greve 604

Week 1:          May 29-June 2, TuWThF
Week 2:          June 5-9
Week 3:          June 12-16
Week 4:          June 19-23
Week 5:          June 26-30
Week 6:          July 3-7, MWThF

 

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How to Register:

 

To sign up for our 2017 courses, please download and complete the 2017 Summer Latin Registration Form then email it to marco@utk.edu.

 

If you wish to print the program flyer, it is available here.

 

 

Information for out-of-town participants:

On-campus housing assistance: http://housing.utk.edu/conferences/guest/

Off-campus housing assistance: https://offcampushousing.utk.edu/

 

Questions?

Contact our Program Coordinator.

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