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Summer Introductory Courses | Summer Intermediate Courses


 

Summer Introductory Courses

The International Institute for Culture is offering an intensive Latin summer program, six hours a day, five days a week from 6th June to 30th June 2017. This course is an excellent opportunity for those who want to study the classics, philosophy, law, medicine, theology – or simply be more fully connected with our own cultural heritage, in order to understand better both our past and our present.

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The course:

  • Covers the equivalent material of the first two semesters of University-level Latin studies;
  • Provides a thorough introduction to classical Latin grammar and syntax;
  • Employs the inductive method of the Cambridge Classics Project;
  • Uses the ecclesiastical, or “mediaeval”, form of pronunciation;
  • Supplemental readings from Ancient, Patristic, and Mediaeval authors will be presented, along with the prayers of the Church and the parts of the mass from the Roman Missal.

Required Texts:
Stephanie Pope, et al.  Cambridge Latin Course, North American Fourth Edition, Units 1-3.  

Recommended Texts:

  • Benjamin Hall Kennedy.  Revised Latin Primer
  • Langenscheidt Pocket Latin Dictionary
  • Norma Goldman and Ladislas Szymanski.  English Grammar for Students of Latin

Cost of the program:
$1,500 not including the texts.  Other photocopied materials will be provided. 

About the instructor:
Stephen C. Córdova is Assistant Professor in Church History at Saint Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California.  He did his graduate work at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.  An expert Latinist with over twenty years of teaching experience, he brings an enthusiastic approach to the marvels of the Latin language.

For more information, contact the instructor, Stephen C. Córdova: cordovensis@gmail.com and copy rhaas@iiculture.org.


Summer Intermediate Courses

The International Institute for Culture is offering an intensive intermediate Latin summer program in July 2017. While this course is a perfect follow up to the IIC’s intensive introductory Latin program, it presents an opportunity for anyone with some previous knowledge of the Latin language to review the basics of Latin grammar and syntax and to hone his skills at reading longer passages of Latin prose . Readings in this course feature not only ancient writers such as Cicero, Seneca, and Livy as well as Patristic and Mediaeval writers such as Augustine, Jerome, Bonaventure, and Thomas Aquinas, but also the prayers and parts of the mass of the Roman rite.

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The course:

  • Provides a thorough review of classical Latin grammar and syntax;
  • Employs the interactive sight readings of selected authors;
  • Uses the ecclesiastical, or “mediaeval”, form of pronunciation;
  • Provides further readings in Cicero, Seneca, Augustine, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, and other writers as well as the Missale Romanum.

Required Texts:

  • Frank Ritchie. Ritchie’s Fabulae Faciles.  Ed. John Copeland Kirtland, Jr. 
  • Benjamin Hall Kennedy.  Revised Latin Primer.  (or another Latin grammar)
  • Roman Catholic Daily Missal (1962).

Recommended Texts:

  • Langenscheidt Pocket Latin Dictionary
  • Norma Goldman and Ladislas Szymanski.  English Grammar for Students of Latin

Cost of the program is $1,500,  not including the texts.  Other photocopied materials will be provided. 

Classes meet M-F, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from 5th July through 28th July.

For more information, contact the instructor, Stephen C. Córdova: cordovensis@gmail.com and copy rhaas@iiculture.org.



 

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