Greek (GRK)

GRK 201      ELEMENTARY GREEK I      Credits: 5

The purpose of this course is to offer an introduction to the basics of Classical Greek pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and syntax that will enable the student to begin to translate continuous passages of Classical and Koine Greek with speed and proficiency. It is first part of a two course sequence.

GRK 202      ELEMENTARY GREEK II      Credits: 4

The purpose of this course is to offer a continuation of the introduction to the basics of Classical Greek pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and syntax that will enable the student to begin to translate continuous passages of Classical and Koine Greek with speed and proficiency. It is the second part of a two course sequence.
Prerequisites: GRK 201 with a C or higher.

GRK 401      CLASSICAL GREEK READINGS      Credits: 3

This course is an advanced Greek translation course based on various classical Greek sources. Students will gain an increasing mastery over classical Greek syntax and vocabulary by reading selections from Aesop’s Fables, Theophrastus, Herodotus, and Plato. Students will review Greek forms, syntax, grammar, and master the most important principal parts of Greek verbs and begin to read continuous passages of classical Greek with speed and proficiency. In addition, students will also gain an appreciation for four classical authors who offer a window into the world of the ancient Greeks.
Prerequisites: GRK 202 with a C or higher.

GRK 402      BIBLICAL GREEK READINGS      Credits: 3

This course is an advanced Greek translation course based on the canonical gospels, the Pauline epistles, Hebrews, Revelation, and other early Christian literature. Students will gain an appreciation of the differences between Classical and Biblical Greek (koine) syntax, master the principal parts of Greek verbs, learn the basic vocabulary commonly found in the New Testament, and begin to read continuous passages of koine Greek with speed and proficiency. Students will learn to use the critical apparatus of the Nestle-Aland edition of the Novum Testamentum Graece. Students will also gain an appreciation for the gospel, epistololary, and apocalyptic genres utilized by early Christians and the distinctive theology presented these representative works.
Prerequisites: GRK 401 with a C or higher.