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Greek Courses

GREEK (GREK) COURSES are conducted in English but use the Greek language extensively. All courses except GREK 395 carry three (3) credit hours.

 

GREK 101 ELEMENTARY GREEK I (3)

Beginning course in Ancient Attic Greek, covering grammar (forms and syntax) and the reading of elementary selections from ancien sources. Makes a start toward reading Greek authors (both GREK 101 and 102 must be completed to obtain credit).

GREK 102 ELEMENTARY GREEK II (3)

Beginning course in Ancient Attic Greek, covering grammar (forms and syntax) and the reading of elementary selections from ancient sources. Makes a start toward reading Greek authors (both GREK 101 and 102 must be completed to obtain credit). Prereq: GREK 101 or equivalent.

GREK 201/401 GREEK PROSE AUTHORS (3)

Readings from authors such as Plato, Lysias, Xenophon, and Herodotus. Prereq: GREK 102 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 201/401.

GREK 202/402 INTRODUCTION TO GREEK POETRY (3)

Primarily readings from Homer, Hesiod, and Theocritus. Selections from Greek lyric may be introduced at the instructor’s discretion. Prereq: GREK 102 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 202/402.

GREK 305/405 READNGS IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY: PLATO (3)

Reading and interpretation of selected dialogues by Plato or other philosophical works. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent.

GREK 306/406 TRAGEDY (3)

Reading and interpretation of selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 306/406.

GREK 307/407 HISTORY (3)

Extensive reading in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, especially Books VI and VII, the expedition against Syracuse. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 307/407.

GREK 308/408 COMEDY (3)

Reading and interpretation of selected plays of Aristophanes or Menander. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 318/418.

GREK 311/411 HOMER (3)

Reading and translation of extensive selections from the Iliad or the Odyssey. Introduction to epic meter, to Homeric Greek, and to the poet’s style. Consideration of the evidence for oral composition and discussion of the heroic tradition. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent.

GREK 370/470 GREEK PROSE COMPOSITION (3)

This course introduces student to the principles and practice of composing continuous passages of Greek prose. It is designed to review and to strenghten students’ command of Attic forms while becoming more aware of the ways Greek syntax was employed to express thought. Via practice of writing Greek prose, the ultimate goal is for the students to become more proficient readers of ancient Greek. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 370/470.

GREK 380/480 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE (3)

Study and discussion of important authors, works, and topics not covered regularly. Content will reflect particular interests of students and faculty and timeliness of topics. Prereq: GREK 200-level course or equivalent.

GREK 395/495 DIRECTED READINGS (1-3)

Directed readings in Greek of authors selected to serve the individual interests and needs of undergraduate students. Each program planned and completed under the supervision of the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. Prereq: Consent of department.