Each semester Sunoikisis offers one Greek course and one Latin course, offered in cycles. The Sunoikisis faculty engage in seminars each June to develop these courses.
The cycle of Sunoikisis inter-institutional, team-taught literature courses makes creative use of technology to connect institutions. The use of video conferencing, chat, and online course management software enable the participation of students and faculty from throughout the country.
Each course consists of several elements: readings, online discussion, online common session, and meeting with a campus tutor. Readings and asynchronous online discussion precede and prepare for the weekly online common session. Local faculty and students also arrange meetings on individual campuses.
A different faculty member leads the common sessions each week, in order to expose students to a variety of approaches and expertise. Generally, the sessions consist of an audio lecture and discussion via a chat room. Shortly before the common session begins, students will log into a virtual classroom with an associated chat room, which allow the director of the course to monitor the reception of the audio lecture, ensure that students receive credit for attending, and permit students and faculty members to direct questions to the lecturer. During the lecture, faculty members can display slides on the whiteboard of the virtual classroom.