Admissions & Aid
A 10-week in-depth reading of literature in Latin. The first week is spent reviewing basic morphology and syntax. The remaining six weeks are spent reading a substantial body of literature at a high level of grammatical precision.
In the Upper-Level programs, students apply the same rigorous emphasis on morphology and syntax that characterizes the Basic programs to reading an ambitious list of ancient texts. These programs are just as—if not more—demanding than the Basic programs and require the same level of commitment and focus. These courses are designed for qualified students who have completed the basic program in Latin plus additional upper-level work in the language, or at one year (two semesters) of college-level Latin. The emphasis is on reading a substantial body of literature at a high level of grammatical precision.
Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (via Zoom, Slack, and Blackboard when remote).
The Upper-Level programs, like the Basic ones, are team-taught, and students have 24-hour access to faculty. There are substantial nightly assignments. The work of the programs is extremely demanding, with the equivalent of one week’s material in a normal college setting covered each day. No one should enroll who has any other commitment for the summer. Daily attendance is required.
Eight undergraduate credits can be earned through Brooklyn College. Whether or not these credits can be applied elsewhere is the decision of authorities at the student’s home school.
Students will be provided with access to course materials, as well as a list of required texts, upon admission to the program.
Works to be read will include the following, with additional selections to be read at sight.
Online classes are held via ZOOM, augmented with other distance learning tools. In-person classes are hosted at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan, at 365 Fifth Avenue. While studying at the LGI, students are enrolled for the summer at Brooklyn College and receive Brooklyn College credits.
The following steps are required for successful application (and, if accepted, enrollment) into an Upper level Latin/Greek Institute program:
Mail may be addressed to:
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
It is preferred that all supporting documents be sent by e-mail. Any materials sent by hard copy are collected bi-weekly.
Application deadline for all summer 2024 programs is March 11, 2024 (February 26 for students requiring a Brooklyn College-sponsored international student visa).
Give the name and contact information of an instructor who can attest to your seriousness and your command of the language. This form will auto-generate an email to your reference to submit a reference on your behalf. Please inform your recommender of the request.
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