|Learn through the movies with UND summer courses|
Hollywood produces movies such as "Spartacus" and Cleopatra, and The University of North Dakota will offer a summer course that aims to provide the historical context of and appreciation for the Greek and Roman cultures by learning through the movies.
In Special Topics in Classical Literature: The Greeks and Romans at the Movies, participants will study films made on classical subjects from an academic and entertainment perspective. Participants will read background material and other sources from which the movies were made and have a chance to compare different versions of some movies.
Introduction to Classical Mythology will focus on Greek and Roman mythology through videos and primary source materials. First-Year Latin I and II will be a full year of the language to build vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and one’s ability to understand and appreciate Roman literature, history, and civilization.
Summer Session I begins May 18 and runs through June 26. First-Year Latin I is offered Monday-Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and Special Topics in Classical Literature: The Greeks and Romans at the Movies is offered Monday-Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and can be taken during the first summer session. Introduction to Classical Mythology is offered Monday-Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and First-Year Latin II is offered Monday-Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and can be taken during Summer Session II which runs from June 29 to August 8.
All classes are open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Enrollment for all courses is currently open. The Latin courses are 4 credits each, and the film and mythology classes are each worth three credits. To enroll, visit the registrar’s office, or go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/registrar.
For additional information, contact Daniel N. Erickson at 777-4651.