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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "GRK 101"
COURSE NAME: "Introduction to Greek I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Govero
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 6:00-7:15 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a first introduction to the study of the Ancient Greek language. It is designed to equip the student with the basics (grammar, vocabulary, syntax) of Ancient Greek in its most widely known form, that of the dialect of classical Athens. The aim of this course is to give a thorough introduction and preparation for reading original texts written by Homer Aesop, Menander, Xenophon Plato, Biblical Greek and other works from Hellenistic and later Greek. No knowledge of Greek is assumed.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

This course in elementary (Attic) Greek will include the following Greek accidence and syntax:

.  The Greek alphabet:  pronunciation.  Practice session.

.  Introduction to Indo-European languages and linguistics.

.  Interrogatives, indicative present, imperfect, future, and aorist of verbs.

.  First, second and third declension of adjectives.

.  Demoonstrative pronouns

.  Short readings of sentences and paragraphs in Greek

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the conclusion of the course students should:

.  Have mastered the above grammatical and syntactical forms.

.  Be able to read simple sentences and paragraphs.

.  Be knowledgeable of the broad outlines of the developments in the Greek language.

 

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Athenaze, Book 1M. Balme, G. Lawell J. MoorwoodOxford U. Press0190607661 Almost corner
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Frequent Quizzes (10) 50%
Homework and preparation of lessons 30%
Class participation 20%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY



You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until ____2 - 7/12________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
August 29 - 30The Greek alphabet. Introduction to Indo-European languages and linguistics. Organization of the course. Review of syllabus.FGC Introduction pp. 1 -5  
September 5 - 7Continued practice of Greek alphabet Questions and answers; Nouns of first and second declensionsFGC pp. 6 - 10  
September 12 - 14Continued practice of nouns of first and second declensions Adjectives of first and second declensions.   
September 19 - 21Definite artcles Practice session: first & second declension nouns and adjectives  Thurs. 21 September Quiz 1
September 26 - 28Present indicative of the verb. Principle parts of the verb.. Reading sentences VocabularyFGC pp. 21 - 29Exercises p. 31 
October 3 - 5Review and correction of exercises. Continued reading p. 29  Thurs. October 5, Quiz 2
October 10 - 12Demonstrative pronouns. Present infinitive active. Verb "to be". ParticlesFGC: pp. 33 - 39 Thurs. October 12. Quiz 3
October 17 - 19Review session. Reading Greek   
October 24 - 26Readings: pp. 40, 41 Midterm exam: translation of sentences.   
Friday, October 27: Make-up dayReview of midterm exam.   
October 31 - November 2Personal, interrogative and reflexive pronouns FCG pp. 45 - 57 Reading Greek 2   
November 7 - 9Readings FCG pp. 53 - 54  Thurs. November 9
November 14 - 16Past tensions: imperfect and aorist. FCG pp. 57 - 61   
November 21 - 23Continued review of past tenses.Reading Greek 3  
Final exam date TBA