Intermediate Ancient Greek (4) Intermediate study of classical Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
GREEK 102 Intermediate Ancient Greek (4)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
GREEK 102 continues from GREEK 101, which is prerequisite for enrollment. After a brief review of key grammar and morphology from the first semester, the course will complete the process of providing students with a sufficient grasp of Greek vocabulary, morphology and syntax to enable them to read unadapted passages from ancient Greek authors (with the aid of a lexicon) by the end of the course. Class sessions will focus on grammar drills, sentences, and similar exercises as homework to supplement class work. As the semester progresses, students will read more and more from Greek authors themselves rather than either Greek composed by the textbook authors or adapted ancient Greek passages, so that when students enter more advanced classes, they will find the transition to reading Greek as smooth as possible.
In tandem with the increasing emphasis on Greek written by ancient Greeks, the course will continue to focus on the cultural milieu of ancient Athens in particular as a background for the texts that the students read. Basics of Greek history, archaeology, and philosophy will be introduced as relevant to the texts that the students read. Students will be evaluated on a combination of written work, including frequent tests and quizzes; homework completion; and course attendance and participation. GREEK 102 will prepare students to continue with courses in Greek at the 400-level. Students may select to use GREEK 102 to fulfill either a 3-credit requirement for a course in Greek or Roman language, literature, civilization, or archaeology or the requirements for 9 credits in courses related to Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies within the Common Requirements for the Major. Students desiring to fulfill the B.A. requirements for 12th-credit level foreign language in Greek may do so by successfully completing a 400-level course in Greek. This course will be offered once a year with 24 seats per offering.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.