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Classics

College of Liberal Arts

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Greek - GK Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101A. Elementary Greek (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Introduction to ancient Greek, the language of Sophocles, Plato, Aristophanes, Homer and Demosthenes. Forms, syntax and basic vocabulary leading also to a reading knowledge of New Testament Greek. Designed for those beginning a study of ancient Greek.

101B. Elementary Greek (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course. Prerequisite: GK 101A or equivalent.
Continuation of GK 101A.

102. New Testament and Early Christian Greek (1)

Corequisite: GK 101B.
Supplemental graded readings and writing exercises in New Testament Koine Greek and other very early Christian literature such as the Didache and the Epistle of Clement.

UPPER DIVISION

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

301A-B. Intermediate Greek (3-3)

301A. Prerequisite: GK 101B or equivalent.
301B. Prerequisite: GK 301A or equivalent.
Continued study of the language and culture. Reading and translating selections of classical writers.

401. Homer (3)

Prerequisite: GK 301B or equivalent.
Translation and literary study of selected books of the Iliad or Odyssey.

402. Plato (3)

Prerequisite: GK 301B or equivalent.
Translation and literary study of one or more dialogues of Plato.

403. Tragic Poets (3)

Prerequisite: GK 301B or equivalent.
Reading of a play of Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters.

404. Historians (3)

Prerequisite: GK 301B or equivalent.
Reading from selections from Herodotus, Thucydides and/or Xenophon.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters.

405. Attic Orators (3)

Prerequisite: GK 301B or equivalent.
Reading of a speech of Demosthenes, Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Aeschines, Hyperides, Isaeus, Lycurgus, Dinarchus or selections from various orators.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters.

490. Special Topics (1-3)

Prerequisites: 12 units of upper-division Greek courses or consent of instructor.
Translation and literary study of the selected works of an author, genre (e.g., oratory) or period (e.g., Hellenistic Greek).
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.