Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2009-2010

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Courses in Greek are offered through the Department of Classical Studies.

Notes

  1. Students should consult with the departmental Undergraduate Advisor for the latest information on course offerings. Some courses are offered in rotation.
  2. Senior standing in Greek is normally defined as successful completion of GRK 201 and 202; exceptional students may also be admitted to 300- or 400-level courses with instructor's permission. For 400-level courses a 300-level course is strongly recommended as a preliminary.
  3. Effective Fall 2009, CLAS/GRK/LAT underwent a thorough renumbering process. Please see the formerly notes following the current course descriptions or the antirequisites for numbers prior to Fall 2009. Also, take special care to ensure that the appropriate requisite has been fulfilled. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor if clarification is needed.

GRK 100s


GRK 101 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006164
Introductory Ancient Greek 1
A course designed for students beginning the study of ancient Greek or who have not yet reached the level expected in GRK 201/202. The teaching approach emphasizes exposure to simple texts as soon as possible, but students desiring minimal competence in reading should go on to do GRK 102.
[Note: Formerly GRK 100A]
Antireq: RS 106A, GRK/RS 133

GRK 102 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006165
Introductory Ancient Greek 2
Continuation of GRK 101. Most of the rules of Greek grammar will be covered by the end of the year, and students should have a minimal competence in reading prose texts; but for the remaining grammar and further practice students should go on to do GRK 201.
[Note: Formerly GRK 100B]
Prereq: GRK 100A/101 or GRK/RS 133/RS 106A

GRK 133 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008292
Introduction to New Testament Greek 1
An introduction to Greek grammar with appropriate grammatical exercises and development of vocabulary.
[Note: This course fulfils an Area 2A requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Antireq: GRK 100A taken prior to Fall 2009, GRK 101, RS 106A
(Cross-listed with RS 133)
Also offered Online

GRK 134 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008293
Introduction to New Testament Greek 2
The completion of the study of Greek grammar and syntax with appropriate exercises and translation of various texts of the Greek New Testament.
[Note: This course fulfils an Area 2A requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Prereq: GRK 133/RS 133/RS 106A.
Antireq: RS 106B
(Cross-listed with RS 134)

GRK 200s


GRK 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006166
Intermediate Greek
The course will complete the study of Greek grammar and move on to unadapted readings in Greek authors.
[Note: Offered alternate years at WLU.]
Prereq: GRK 100B/102

GRK 202 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006169
Selections from Greek Authors
A course designed to follow GRK 201 including both literature and grammar review. Authors normally read are Plato and Homer.
[Note: Offered alternate years at WLU.]
Prereq: GRK 201 or 201W

GRK 233 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008363
Intermediate New Testament Greek
Readings in the New Testament, in the Septuagint, Papyri and the Apostolic Fathers. Advanced grammar and syntax arising from the readings.
[Note: This course fulfills an Area 2A requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Prereq: RS 106B/134.
Antireq: RS 305A/333(GRK/RS 233)
(Cross-listed with RS 233)
Also offered Online

GRK 234 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008364
Hellenistic Greek
An intermediate reading course in Koine Greek. The objective is to read Koine texts rapidly and with a minimum of lexical aids. The focus is on biblical (Septuagint) and extra-biblical texts of the Hellenistic and Patristic periods, such as the Apostolic Fathers, Josephus, and Hellenistic philosophy.
[Note: This course fulfills an Area 2A requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Prereq: One of GRK 201, RS 233, 305A, 333.
Antireq: GRK 205, RS 305B/334
(Cross-listed with RS 234)
Also offered Online

GRK 300s


GRK 331 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012919
Advanced Studies in Greek: Prose
A selection of material from one author or several authors within the field of Greek prose. Topics and selections may include oratory, history, philosophy, Demosthenes, Herodotos, Xenophon, Plato and Aristotle.
[Note: This course is repeatable, subject to different content.]
Prereq: GRK 202

GRK 332 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012920
Advanced Studies in Greek: Poetry
A selection of material from one author or several authors within the field of Greek poetry. Topics and selections may include epic, tragedy, comedy, lyric poetry, Homer, Sophokles, Aristophanes, Simonides, and Pindar.
[Note: This course is repeatable, subject to different content.]
Prereq: GRK 202

GRK 341 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013048
Advanced Studies in Greek: Selected Topics
An investigation of selected themes, topics, time periods or genres in Greek.
[Note: This course is repeatable, subject to different content.]
Prereq: GRK 202

GRK 351 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006175
Greek Composition, Grammar and Reading
Composition, translation and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.
Prereq: GRK 202

GRK 400s


GRK 421 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012922
Greek Epigraphy
An introduction to Greek inscriptions as evidence for the Greek language and Greek political, religious, legal, social and economic history.
Prereq: A 300-level GRK course

GRK 451 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012185
Senior Greek Composition, Grammar and Reading
Advanced composition, translation and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.
Prereq: GRK 351

GRK 490 RDG 0.50Course ID: 009960
Senior Studies in Greek: Selected Topics
A selection of material from one author or several authors or an investigation of selected themes, topics, genres at the senior level. Topics or authors may include epic, tragedy, history, philosophy, Hellenistic poetry, Hesiod, Euripides, Menander, Thucydides, Apollonius, Callimachus, and Nonnos.
[Note: This course is repeatable, subject to different content.]
Prereq: A 300-level GRK course

GRK 491 RDG 0.50Course ID: 009961
Senior Studies in Greek: Independent Study
Under special circumstances, and with the approval of the Department, a student or small group of students may arrange to pursue individualized readings under the supervision of a faculty member.
Prereq: A 300-level GRK course