Bulletin--Greek Discipline

GREEK

College of Humanities

Undergraduate Courses

101 Elementary Ancient Greek (5)

Introduction to Greek grammar with emphasis on the rapid reading of graded Attic prose. Exercises in the writing of Greek sentences are regularly required. The main objective of the course is to provide the student with the groundwork for an approach to the great Greek masters of poetry and prose in the original language.

202 Intermediate Ancient Greek (2-6)

Prerequisite: GRE 101 or equivalent. Understanding, reading, and writing of ancient Greek at the intermediate level. Selections from Xenophon, Plato, Homer. May be repeated for credit. Total number of units accumulated may not exceed ten units.

250 Modern Greek I (3) [GE]

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary Greek with emphasis on the spoken (demotic) idiom, in the context of earlier forms of the Greek language—Byzantine, New Testament, and Classical.

251 Modern Greek II (3) [GE]

Continuation of first semester Modern Greek. Accelerated emphasis on conversation, reading and (composition) writing in contemporary Greek, in the context of earlier forms of the Greek language—Byzantine, New Testament, and Classical.

365 Intermediate Modern Greek III (3)

Continuation of second semester Modern Greek. Accelerated emphasis on conversation, grammar, and composition in the demotic idiom. Comparison with the purist and earlier forms of the language.

415 Poets of the Hellenic Period (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selection from such representative authors as Homer, Hesiod, the lyric poets, the tragedians, Aristophanes. The origin and development and the chief literary characteristics of the genres in which each poet writes. The relationship of the author to the concept and ideals of the time and place in which he writes is studied. Influence of each author on later literature is stressed. May be repeated for credit.

420 Prose Writers of the Hellenic Period (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selections from such representative authors as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, the Attic orators. The origin and development of the genre in which the author writes and the literary, philosophical, or political contribution of each writer to his own and to later periods of literary history. May be repeated for credit.

425 Literature of the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman Periods (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Selection from such representative authors as Appollonius, Theocritus, Plutarch, Lucian, Greek novelists. Attitude toward art and life after death of Alexander the Great. May be repeated for credit.

470 Advanced Modern Greek IV (3)

Continuation of third semester Modern Greek. Accelerated emphasis on grammar and composition writing, plus translating of representative texts. A comparison of the demotic idiom and antecedent purist forms.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated for credit.

Graduate Course

899 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: advanced reading knowledge of Greek and consent of supervising faculty member. This independent study allows the student to pursue advanced reading of an ancient Greek author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of six units for credit.


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