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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "GRK 102"
COURSE NAME: "Elementary Greek II"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Govero
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 6:00-7:15 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: GRK 101 or permission of the instructor
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
After a brief review of key grammar and morphology from Greek 101, the course will complete the process of providing students with a sufficient grasp of Greek vocabulary, morphology and syntax to enable them to read unadapted passages from ancient Greek authors (with the aid of a lexicon) by the end of the course. There will be short readings of selections from Aesop, Lucian and Greek epigrams. 

SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

 

.  Continued study and practice in Greek grammar and syntax:  Participles, Third Declension Nouns, Verb forms (sigmatic forms), Dependent Clauses.

.  Elementary readings from Lucian, Klebe (Tablet), and/or the New Testament

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

At the conclusion of the course students should:

.  Have a detailed knowledge of most of Greek grammar and syntax.

.  Be able to read and translate original works in Greek from the selected authors such as Lucian or Klebe.

.  Have increased their vocabutlary in Greek by several hundred words.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
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REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Quizes: There will be a miniumum of announced quizzes during the semester 50%
Translations of original Greek textsLucian, Klebe or other texts30%
Particiapation and recitations in class 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 ____________
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
Week 1: Jan16,18Introduction to the course: materials, evaluation, readings, review of accidence, syntax and idiomsAthenaze: Chapter 9 and handouts.   
Week 2: Jan. 23, 25Continued study of Chapter 9None  
Week 3: Jan. 30, Feb. 1Review of verb formsAthenaze: 9b & pp. 179 . 181  
Week 4: Feb. 6, 8Continued review of verb forms. Quiz on verb forms, Feb. 8None  
Week 5, Feb., 13. 15Verbs with sigmatic formsAthenaze: Chapter 10a  
Week 6: Feb. 20, 22Continued: Verbs with sigmatic formsAthenaze Chapter 10b  
Week 7: Feb. 27, March 1Sigmatic verbs. Quiz 2, March 1None  
Week 8: March 6, 8Readings, Athenaze, pp. 217 - 224None  
Week 9: March 13, 15Review of Athenaze: VerbsNone  
Week 10: March 20, 22Readings: pp. 236 - 243None  
Week 11: April 24, 26ReviewLucian, Selections  
     
     
     
Week 12: April 2 - 6, Spring break    
Week 13: April 10, 12Quiz 3: Verb forms.   
Week 14: April 17, 19Athenaze Chapter 13: the imperfect, contract verbsNone  
Week 14: April 24, 26Athenaze, continued Chapter 13