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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.

GRK 100s


GRK 101 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006164
Introductory Ancient Greek 1
This course is designed for students beginning the study of ancient Greek. It covers the foundational grammar of Attic and Hellenistic Greek and is the first step in preparing students to read original ancient Greek texts for the study of Classical Studies and Religious Studies.
Antireq: GRK/RS 133
(Cross-listed with RS 101)

GRK 102 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006165
Introductory Ancient Greek 2
This course is a continuation of GRK 101/RS 101. The majority of the rules of ancient Greek grammar will be covered by the end of the course. Students will begin to read more complex ancient Greek texts relevant to the study of Classical Studies and Religious Studies.
Prereq: GRK 101/RS 101
(Cross-listed with RS 102)

GRK 105 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013426
Introductory Modern Greek
This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of modern Greek grammar and will develop basic vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening/comprehension. The course is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of modern Greek or only limited experience with the language.

GRK 200s


GRK 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006166
Intermediate Greek
This course is a continuation of GRK 102/RS 102. It will complete the initial study of ancient Greek grammar and devote substantial time to the reading of ancient Greek literature. Texts read will include a selection of poetry and prose in a variety of fields, including authors such as Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, the New Testament, and Josephus.
Prereq: GRK/RS 102
(Cross-listed with RS 223)

GRK 202 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006169
Selections from Greek Authors
This course is designed to follow GRK 201/RS 201 and to expand students' experience of reading ancient Greek texts for the study of classical studies and religious studies. Texts read will include a selection of poetry and prose in a variety of fields, including authors such as Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, the New Testament, and Josephus.
Prereq: GRK 201/RS 223
(Cross-listed with RS 224)

GRK 291 RDG 0.50Course ID: 015764
Intermediate Greek: Translation and Interpretation
A selection of unadapted ancient Greek material from one or two authors or an investigation of selected themes or topics at the intermediate level. Authors such as Lysias, Xenophon, Herodotus, Homer, Euripides, or Plato may be studied. Topics may include empire, the "other", gender, or a specific genre such as epic, to name but a few.
[Note: Permission to register is by consent of the undergraduate advisor. This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: GRK 202

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: GRK 202/RS 224

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: GRK 202/RS 224

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: GRK 202/RS 224

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/RS 224

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 is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
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