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Greek

GREK 101 (3): Elementary Greek I
Fundamentals of the classical Greek language in preparation for reading literary works, with written exercises and translation. Offered alternate years.

GREK 102 (3): Elementary Greek II
Prerequisite: GREK 101
Fundamentals of the classical Greek language in preparation for reading literary works, with written exercises and translation. Offered alternate years.

GREK 201 (3): Intermediate Greek I
Prerequisite: GREK 102 or placement
Continuing emphasis on developing facility in reading and grammatical skills. Offered alternate years.

GREK 202 (3): Intermediate Greek II
Prerequisite: GREK 201
Readings from Homer’s Odyssey. Offered alternate years. V.3.

GREK 261 (1, 2 or 3): Directed Study
Prerequisites: One GREK course and permission of the instructor
The study of introductory-level material by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

GREK 308 (3): Homer and Hesiod
Prerequisite: GREK 202
This course explores the world of archaic Greek epic poetry and will focus on selections from Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” as well as Hesiod’s “Theogony” and “Works and Days.” We will also look at fragments from the Epic Cycle. The course will conclude with a look at ancient epic parody including the “Battle of the Frogs and Mice.” V.2, V.3.

GREK 318 (3): Topics in Greek Literature
Prerequisite: GREK 202
This course explores themes in Greek literature and draws on a wide variety of authors and genres. Topics will include Love and Lament, Comedy and Invective, Greek Lyric Poets, Hellenistic Poetry and Politics and the Second Sophistic. Texts will range from Greek epitaphs and curse tablets through the worlds of epic, lyric, historiography, comedy, tragedy and the Greek novel. V.2, V.3.

GREK 321 (3): Greek Historians
Prerequisite: GREK 202
Readings of the major Greek historians with particular attention to content, literary and historical technique and historical perspective. V.2, V.3.

GREK 327 (3): Greek Drama
Prerequisite: GREK 202
One or two plays studied in detail, with special attention to their relevant cultural contexts, poetic and dramatic structure, use of mythical material and treatment of character. V.2, V.3.

GREK 332 (3): Greek Philosophers
Prerequisite: GREK 202
This course begins with the Pre-Socratics and then moves on to the worlds of Plato and Aristotle and concludes with a brief look at Hellenistic philosophy. Texts will include fragments of Heraclitus and Empedocles, selections from the dialogues of Plato, Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” and “Poetics” and fragments of Epicurus and Diogenes the Cynic. V.2, V.3.

GREK 361 (1, 2 or 3): Special Study
Prerequisites: 100-level GREK course and permission of the instructor
The study of an intermediate-level topic by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

GREK 461 (1, 2 or 3): Independent Study
Prerequisites: One 100-level GREK course, one 200-level GREK course and permission of the instructor.
Pursuit of an upper-level research project determined in advance by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will act as the sponsor.

HBRW 103 (3): Elementary Biblical Hebrew
An introduction to Hebrew grammar, syntax and translation. The course will utilize an inductive method that builds facility in language by exploring grammar, vocabulary and translation simultaneously. Intermediate courses will not be offered that would allow Hebrew to meet the requirements of the General Education Program.

HBRW 104 (3): Readings in Biblical Hebrew
This course is offered as a continuation in the study of ancient Hebrew language with particular interest in translation and reading of the Hebrew Bible. Issues of hermeneutics, interpretation and textual criticism will be explored. Intermediate courses will not be offered that would allow Hebrew to meet the requirements of the General Education Program.