This course will enable you to delve deeply into the linguistic, literary, and theological world of Medieval scholastic authors such as Lombard, Bonaventure, and Aquinas. Lectures and background readings will introduce the linguistic and rhetorical distinctives of the use of Latin in this era, the key genres of theological writing, and the technical theological and philosophical terminology that you must grasp in order to read these texts with full comprehension. Students will translate assigned excerpts of Medieval works, many of them previously untranslated, or, in lieu of the assigned excerpts, may choose a longer text (~10,000 words) to work through over the course of the semester with input from their instructor and classmates. It takes place over the course of 15 weeks, with 1-1.5 hrs. of recorded lecture, a 1.5-hr. live online class, and 6-8 hours of homework time each week.