Classical Greek Courses

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

GREK 101, GREK 102, GREK 140, GREK 194, GREK 201, GREK 202, GREK 293, GREK 294, GREK 394, GREK 493, GREK 494, GREK 499

GREK 101 | FIRST SEMESTER GREEK

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

Introduction to Classical (Attic) Greek. The fundamentals of 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.

GREK 102 | SECOND SEMESTER GREEK

Units: 3

Prerequisites: or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year GREK 101 or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

A continuation of GREK 101. Further study of morphology and syntax of Classical (Attic) Greek. Easier readings excerpted from the writings of Aesop and Apollodorus, as well as extended passages from the New Testament.

GREK 140 | TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Study at the lower-division level of a topic in Greek literature and culture. This course is taught in English and will not satisfy the Language Core requirement.

GREK 194 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLASSICAL GREEK LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Study at the lower-division level of a topic in Classical Greek literature and culture. This course is taught in English and will not satisfy the Language Core requirement.

GREK 201 | THIRD SEMESTER GREEK

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year or GREK 102

Review and further study of grammar and vocabulary of Classical (Attic) Greek. Readings taken from the writings of Xenophon, Herodotus, and the Bible. Introduction to the epic poetry of Homer.

GREK 202 | FOURTH SEMESTER GREEK

Units: 3

Prerequisites: GREK 201 or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year

Introduction to Classical Greek 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.

GREK 293 | LANGUAGE TUTORING OR FIELD EXPERIENCE IN GREEK

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Supervised participation in the department’s Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student’s skills in Classical Greek language are developed.

GREK 294 | TOPICS IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, OR CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Prerequisites: GREK 202

Study at the lower-division level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. When offered, selected subjects will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Consult with instructor or the department chair.

GREK 394 | TOPICS IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, OR CULTURE

Units: 3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Prerequisites: GREK 202

Study at the third-year level of a special topic in language, literature, or culture. When offered, selected subjects will be announced on the MySanDiego portal. Consult with instructor or the department chair.

GREK 493 | LANGUAGE TUTORING OR FIELD EXPERIENCE IN GREEK

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Supervised participation in the department’s Tutoring Program or placement in a community organization in which the student’s skills in Classical Greek are developed.

GREK 494 | TOPICS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: GREK 202

GREK 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

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.