Summer Institute Information

Whatever Happened to Latin?
Comparative Romance Linguistics and History of the Romance Languages

July 6 - August 8, 2017. Taught in an online/hybrid format. 
In-person meeting dates:
  • Thursday July 6, 4-6pm
  • Monday July 10 4-7pm
  • Thursday July 13, 4-6pm
  • Monday July 17, 4-7pm
  • Thursday July 20, 4-6pm
  • Monday July 24, 4-7pm
  • Thursday July 27, 4-6pm
  • Note – We will not meet in person during the first week of August. We'll continue to work online, but you will also have extra time to work on your final project this week.
  • Monday August 7 4-7pm

Instructor:  Dr. Catherine Fountain

You may have heard that Latin is a dead language, but in reality it lives on in the millions of speakers of modern-day Romance languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. This course will examine how Latin developed into these distinct varieties and compare the linguistic structures of the modern languages. Along with the more commonly known varieties, we will look at minority languages such as Occitan in France, Catalan in Spain, and Rhaeto-Romance in Switzerland.
K-12 teachers in North Carolina can take this course as non-degree-seeking students. The application does not require GRE scores or recommendations, but official transcripts are required. For more information and to apply as a non-degree-seeking student, see:
Application deadline for Summer 2 is: June 20, 2017 (firm).
In-state tution and fees: $ 668.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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