Course Descriptions

Greek Courses

Faculty

Professor: Tama Lea Engelking (Chairperson); Associate Professors: Michael Baumer; Assistant Professor: Kelly Wrenhaven.

Course Descriptions

GRK 101 Introduction to Ancient Greek I (4-0-4). This course provides a basic introduction to ancient Attic (Athenian) Greek. It is based on reading and translating progressively more challenging passages in ancient Greek, with emphasis on acquiring basic vocabulary and rules of grammar. Return to top

GRK 102 Introduction to Ancient Greek II (4-0-4). This course continues on from GRK 101 and completes the textbook. Like GRK 101, the course is based on reading and translating progressively more challenging passages in ancient Greek, with emphasis on acquiring basic vocabulary and rules of grammar. Return to top

GRK 350 Accelerated Classical Greek Language and Culture III (4-0-4). Prerequisite: GRK 102 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better; or permission of the instructor. Students should consult instructor for eligibility. This is a review of the grammar, syntax, and basic vocabulary for students who have had at least a year of Classical Greek in college or two years in high school. It is intended to prepare students for reading both classical and koine Greek. Readings selected from classical authors and New Testament texts. The course includes a cultural component which emphasizes the civilization of the ancient Greek world and the history of Greek literature; a special unit on the place of Greek in the Indo-European family of languages, and principles of English word-borrowing is included. Return to top

GRK 351 Accelerated Classical Greek Language and Culture IV (4-0-4). Prerequisite: GRK 350or permission of the instructor. This course is comprised of selected readings from classical authors such as Plato, Xenophon, Euripides, Herodotus or the New Testament. It emphasizes sight reading, vocabulary-building, and research skills. The course includes a cultural component which emphasizes the civilization of the ancient Greek world and the history of Greek literature. Return to top

GRK 396/496 Independent Study in Greek (1 to 4 credits).Prerequisites: Student must have sophomore, junior or senior standing. Proposed projects must be approved by a full-time department faculty member, who will serve as the project adviser, and the department chair. The course includes student-initiated supervised projects involving Greek language or literature, such as in-depth study of a particular writer; or special readings in linguistics. Independent study may be used to cover the materials of a listed course not offered in a given year. Projects are arranged between student and instructor; project's title appears on student's transcript. It may be repeated for credit with change of topic. Return to top

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