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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Classical Greek Courses

Please read the placement policy of this department before enrolling in your first Ancient Greek class at USD or elsewhere.

Lower Division Courses
101 First Semester Greek 201 Third Semester Greek
102 Second Semester Greek 202 Fourth Semester Greek
194 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture 293 Tutoring or Field Experience in Greek
294 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Upper Division Courses
394 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture 493 Tutoring or Field Experience in Greek
499 Independent Study

Lower-Division Courses (GREK)

101 First Semester Greek (3)

Introduction to Classic (Attic/Biblical) Greek. The fundamentals of Greek morphology, syntax, and vocabulary, with emphasis on the use of the language as it appears in the literature of fifth century Athens and the Bible. Study of English vocabulary derived from Greek. Prerequisite: Placement exam or waiver of placement. Every Fall.

102 Second Semester Greek (3)

A continuation of GREK 101. Further study of morphology and syntax of Classical (Attic/Biblical) Greek. Easier readings excerpted from the writings of Aesop and Apollodorus. Extended passages from the New Testament. Prerequisite: GREK 101 or equivalent, or placement exam. Every Spring.

194 topics in language, literature, or culture (3)

Study at the lower-division level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected subjects will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Prerequisites: None.

201 Third Semester Greek (3)

Review and further study of grammar and vocabulary of Classical (Attic/Biblical) Greek. Readings taken from the writings of Xenophon, Herodotus, and the Bible. Introduction to the epic poetry of Homer. Prerequisite: GREK 102 or equivalent, or placement exam. This course satisfies the core curriculum requirement. Every Fall.

202 Fourth Semester Greek (3)

Introduction to literature and composition. This course introduces the student to a variety of classical, biblical, and early Christian authors through graded readings. In addition, students will learn to write simple Greek prose to strengthen their skill in mastering the complicated inflections and syntax of language. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or equivalent, or placement exam. Every Spring.

293 Tutoring or Field Experience in Greek (1-3)

Supervised participation in the department's Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student's skills in the target language are developed. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor or the language coordinator.

294 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture (3)

Study at the lower-division level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected topics will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Consult with the instructor or the department chair. Prerequisite: GREK 202 or approval of the instructor.

Upper-Division Courses (GREK)

394 Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture (3)

Study at the third year level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. When offered, selected topics will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Consult with the instructor or the department chair. Prerequisite: GREK 202 or approval of the instructor.

493 Tutoring or Field Experience in Greek (1-3)

Supervised participation in the department's Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student's skills in the target language are developed. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor, department chair, or the language coordinator.

499 Independent Study (1-3)

A program arranged between the advanced student and the instructor to provide intensive study in a particular area of interest. Extensive reading and consultation are required, as well as preparation of reports to be assigned by the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.