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Greek Courses (GRK)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses require the reading of texts in Greek.

Courses for Undergraduates

150 Applied Modern Greek (1:1)

Pr. open to all students with instructor’s permission

May be repeated for credit up to 4 s.h.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Will not satisfy foreign language requirement.

Training in spoken demotic Greek.

201 Elementary Ancient Greek I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Introduction to ancient Greek. Emphasis on understanding principles of grammar and developing skills for reading ancient Greek. (Fall)

202 Elementary Ancient Greek II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. GRK 201

Continuation of GRK 201. Emphasis on advanced grammar and reading of selections from ancient Greek authors (e.g., Euripides, Xenophon, Plato, New Testament). (Spring)

203 Intermediate Ancient Greek I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. GRK 202

Designed to develop proficiency in the reading of ancient Greek prose and to introduce students to Greek prose authors. Plato and Lysias/Herodotus (or another historian) taught in alternate years. (Fall)

204 Intermediate Ancient Greek II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. GRK 203

Continuation of GRK 203. Designed to develop proficiency in reading ancient Greek poetry and to introduce students to Greek poets. Greek tragedy/Homer taught in alternate years. (Spring)

303, 304 Greek Drama (3:3), (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selected works of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Aristophanes.

311 The Greek Orators (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the works of Greek orators; emphasis on Antiphon, Lysias, Isocrates, and Demosthenes.

312, 313 Greek Historical Writers (3:3), (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the works of the Greek historians; emphasis on Herodotus and Thucydides.

331 The New Testament (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of the instructor

Selections from the New Testament.

341 Homer (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from Iliad and Odyssey.

350, 351 Special Topics in Greek Studies (3:3), (3:3)

Pr. GRK 203, 204. Student should consult instructor before registering for course.

Opportunity for students to work individually or in small groups on problems of special interest in Greek literature or language. Work may represent either survey of a given field or intensive investigation of particular problem.

393, 394 The Study of Greek Abroad (3:3), (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204 and permission of department

Extensive reading in Greek literature selected in accordance with student needs. For students participating in foreign study programs.

401 The Greek Epic (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the works of Homer, Hesiod, and Apollonius of Rhodes.

403 Greek Lyric Poetry (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Survey of Greek lyric poetry with emphasis on Sappho and Alcaeus; the pastoral poetry of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus.

405 Hellenistic Poetry (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from Hellenistic poetry; emphasis on Callimachus and Theocritus.

421 The Greek Philosophers (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Selections from the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, and representatives of the Hellenistic schools.

450 Seminar in Greek Studies (3:3)

Pr. GRK 204, or permission of instructor

Extensive reading in literature of the Classics selected in accordance with student needs. Periodic conferences, written reports, and quizzes throughout the semester.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

501 Independent Study (1–3)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. credit.

Directed program of reading, research, and individual instruction in Greek language and literature.

550 Topics in Greek Studies (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.

Studies in selected topics in Greek literature or language, e.g., the development of a genre, the nature of a period in literary history, or the treatment of a particular theme.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.