Medieval Studies Summer Courses

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CLAS-3050-V21 - Pagans and Christians
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Drawing on a wide variety of ancient texts, as well as selected modern commentaries, this course examines the rise of Christianity from apostolic times to the reign of Justinian in the sixth century, and the interactions of Christianity with not only the various political and religious institutions of the Roman Empire, but also Judaism, and certain Hellenistic philosophies. Concentration is also given to the full span of pagan responses to Christianity, from persecution to conversion to intellectual debate.

CRN: 15008

Instructor: Keil, Matthew
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: AHC, COLI, MVST, REST

CLAS-4020-V31 - The Classical Tradition in Contemporary Fiction and Film
Summer Session III, May 28 - August 6, 2024
Online, Asynchronous

This course provides a survey of classical works from ancient Greece and Rome and their reception in contemporary literature and film. The objective is threefold: first, to learn about patterns of narrative intrinsic to the representation of myth and history in classical literature; then to observe how these patterns function both in works of the classical period and also in contemporary fiction and film; and finally, to consider why classical antiquity has proved an enduring source of inspiration for writers and film-makers of today.

CRN: 15777

Instructor: Foster, John
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: COLI, ICC

LATN-1004-V11 - Intensive Latin
Summer Session I, May 28 - June 27, 2024
Online: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

An accelerated introduction to the Latin language covering a full year of grammar in one semester. From here students are able to enter LATN 1501.

CRN: 14870

Instructor: McGowan, Matthew
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: MVLA, MVST

LATN-3061-V21 - Christian Latin
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

A study of the language and literature of the late classical and early Christian eras. Taught in Latin.

CRN: 15015

Instructor: McGowan, Matthew
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ALC, AMCS, COLI, MVLA, MVST, REST

LATN-5093-V21 - Ecclesiastical Latin
Summer Session II, July 2 - August 6, 2024
Online: MW, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

Graduate course. This course is a study of the grammatical structure, form, and vocabulary of Church Latin, focusing on the Bible, the Church fathers, and medieval thinkers.

CRN: 15081

Instructor: McGowan, Matthew
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: MTAM, MVSG

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only.

Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.