Greek

Dan Davis (department head)

Knowledge of classical Greek provides direct access to the rich and varied literature of ancient Greece and Rome as well as to the New Testament. Coursework in Greek complements the study of history, classical studies, theology, philosophy, medicine, the natural science, and linguistics.

Greek Courses

GRK 101 Elementary Greek I

  • 4 hours

The first course of a two-semester sequence emphasizing basic grammar, vocabulary, and syntax of ancient Greek. Translation passages are drawn from different Greek works, including the New Testament.

GRK 102 Elementary Greek II

  • 4 hours
  • Prerequisites: GRK 101

The second course of a two-semester sequence which continues the study of ancient Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Passages are drawn from a variety of Greek works, including the New Testament.

GRK 201 Intermediate Greek

  • 4 hours
  • Fulfills: Human Expression—Primary Texts
  • Prerequisites: GRK 102

A review of ancient Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax, followed by readings in both the New Testament and classical authors.

GRK 202 Readings in Greek

  • 4 hours
  • Fulfills: Human Expression—Primary Texts
  • Prerequisites: GRK 201

Fourth-semester readings from one or more ancient Greek authors or works, such as Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and the New Testament.

GRK 301 Advanced Greek Prose

  • 4 hours
  • Fulfills: Human Expression—Primary Texts
  • Prerequisites: GRK 202

Prose readings chosen from a single Greek author or from a variety of authors within a particular genre. Authors and works may include Herodotus, Xenophon, Lysias, Plato, the New Testament, the Septuagint, or others. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GRK 302 Advanced Greek Poetry

  • 4 hours
  • Fulfills: Human Expression—Primary Texts
  • Prerequisites: GRK 202

Poetry readings chosen from a single Greek author or from a variety of authors within a particular genre. Authors and works may include Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Sophocles, Euripides, or others. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GRK 490 Senior Project

  • 4 hours