Greek Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog


GREEK MINOR

Complete 18 semester hours, including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. Complete the following 2 courses:

    GREK 101 Beginning Greek I (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 102 Beginning Greek II (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. Complete 12 semester hours from the following:

    GREK 301 Greek New Testament (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 302 Greek Epic Poetry (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 351 Attic Orators (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 352 Greek Tragedy (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 361 Greek Historians (3 hours lecture) 3
    GREK 371 Greek Philosophers (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

GREK101: Beginning Greek I (3 hours lecture)

The fundamentals of ancient Greek grammar. Reading of simple texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

GREK102: Beginning Greek II (3 hours lecture)

The continuation of Beginning Greek I. The fundamentals of grammar and reading of selected texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 101 or departmental approval.

GREK301: Greek New Testament (3 hours lecture)

Selected readings from the New Testament with attention to historical context and to the nature and development of Koine Greek. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 202 or departmental approval.

GREK302: Greek Epic Poetry (3 hours lecture)

Representative selections from the Iliad and Odyssey. Homer as an oral poet. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 202 or departmental approval.

GREK351: Attic Orators (3 hours lecture)

Representative works of Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, and others. The orators as stylists and as a source for political and social history. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 102 or departmental approval.

GREK352: Greek Tragedy (3 hours lecture)

Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. The metrics, style, themes, and structure of Attic tragedy. The influence of the Greeks on Western drama. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 102 or departmental approval.

GREK361: Greek Historians (3 hours lecture)

Readings from Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. The development of Greek historiography as a literary genre and as a medium for reporting events. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 102 or departmental approval.

GREK371: Greek Philosophers (3 hours lecture)

Selected readings, especially from Plato's Dialogues concerning the trial and death of Socrates. The Greek philosophical tradition and its development in the archaic and classical periods. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GREK 202 or departmental approval.