Elementary Latin I

Friday, April 13, 2012

Elementary Latin I offers students a chance to go in-depth with the language at Signum University

Elementary Latin (Press Image)Hartly, DE. – Signum University will be offering its first college-level look at language this Summer when “Elementary Latin I” kicks off on May 21. The 12-week course can be taken for master’s level credit or audited and gives students the chance to get an in-depth education in the Latin Language.

“Elementary Latin I” is an intensive course designed to introduce students to the basic elements of Latin. It will emphasize the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension – in other words, all of the tools necessary to develop a sound reading proficiency in Latin. Students will receive direct instruction and support as they learn through two weekly preceptor sessions.  Registration for this course closes Monday, May 14, 2012.

“Elementary Latin I” will be taught by Dr. Philip Walsh.  Dr. Walsh is a broadly trained comparatist and teacher of ancient Greek and Roman literature, drama of all periods and classical languages.  His essays have been featured in Classical Receptions Journal.

Signum University is a non-profit university which is conducted entirely online, dedicated to using new methods in order to make old-fashioned teaching available. Signum values seeing students meeting with great teachers who challenge and inspire them to ask difficult questions and be active in learning.  The new University has a deep belief in the dynamic learning that happens in small-group seminars and study groups, in the give and take of discussions led by dedicated faculty.  This institution is dedicated to connecting passionate teachers with students who are ready to learn.  Signum University is dedicated to making the Liberal Arts academic experience available to everyone, everywhere.  Signum University is in the process of acquiring full certification and accreditation, and expects to be able to award MA’s by the spring of 2013.

“Elementary Latin I” is one of three Summer 2012 courses being offered via Signum University and its partner in learning, Mythgard Institute.  The others are “Modern Fantasy” which will be taught by Dr. Corey Olsen and “The Arthur Story” which will be taught by Dr. Verlyn Flieger.

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