The courses in Classical Languages are grouped into Latin and Greek and involve the study of the language and reading of primary authors. Although Latin and ancient Greek are no longer spoken, we encourage students to study language knowing that work with the ancient languages encourages logical thought, provides a sophisticated grasp of the possibilities of language, enhances an understanding of the culture, and gives the student opportunities to study at first hand some of the greatest works of the human spirit.
Beginning and Intermediate sequences (101, 102, 151) are offered in both languages each year. Courses beyond the intermediate level are offered according to demand. Half credit courses (235) are offered as complementary reading courses in conjunction with a Classical Humanities course.
Students with previous Greek experience should consult a member of the department when choosing where to start in the sequence. The sequence begins with 101 in the fall semester.
- GREK 101-102 Introductory Classical and Biblical Greek
- GREK 151 Intermediate Greek
- GREK 201 Studies in Greek Authors
- GREK 221 Studies in Greek Literature (may be repeated as authors vary)
- GREK 235 Greek Complementary Reading (.5 credit)
- GREK 311 Independent Study in Greek
Schedule of Greek genres and authors for 2009-2011
Lysias (fall 2009); Euripides (spring 2010); Greek lyric poetry (Pindar and Sappho, fall 2010); Herodotus (spring 2011)