This online course shows how the Latin language and genres of writing such as legends, biographies, letters, and poetry developed during the period 500-1500 CE, following the fall of Rome in 476 CE. Thus it provides continuity from the study of ancient Roman culture, prose, and poetry, which spread throughout the empire, was preserved in manuscripts and printed books, and developed in new forms. The course includes reading and translation, an introduction to paleography or handwriting styles in manuscripts, and lesson plans for teaching. It is designed especially for students planning to teach or teachers seeking certification credits in Latin.
1) Gain understanding of the differences between Classical and Medieval Latin;
2) Expand knowledge of genres of writing and their cultures in the Middle Ages;
3) Practice reading a variety of styles of Medieval Latin;
4) Explore the development of handwriting from Roman capitals to later hands, from inscriptions to manuscripts;
5) Develop lessons for teaching in a high school classroom.
Prerequisites: Latin 201 (Intermediate I) or equivalent.
Dates Offered: Summer 2015, for six weeks, June 8-July 13, as an online course.
Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: Elza C. Tiner, Professor of Latin & English, at Lynchburg College.
For application and admission information please contact the Lynchburg College Office of Enrollment Services, 434.544.8300 or Dr. Elza C. Tiner (Tiner@lynchburg.edu), Professor of Latin & English, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA 24501.