You are here

GREEK 301 A: Greek Language, Accelerated

Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 8:30am - 10:40am
Location: 
SAV 167
SLN: 
11739
Instructor:
Anna at the British Museum
Anna Simas

Syllabus Description:

SUMMER B TERM  Continuation of Greek 300 in A term.

Please let us know at clasdept@uw.edu if you have any trouble registering for this course. We are aware of a problem that causes difficulties in registering for a B term course that meets at the same time of day as an A term course and can help you register. 

 

First year Ancient Greek courses give you direct access to the thoughts and writings of the ancient Greeks and allow you to explore the dynamic and often dangerous cultural, social and political world in which they wrote. Learning to interpret and use an ancient language requires you to explore unknown areas and think in new ways. Our focus is on Greek as a literary language. Course activities are designed to foster a collegial and collaborative atmosphere and to encourage you to make strong connections between the ancient language and literature we are exploring together and your other interests, passions and pursuits.

 Course Goals:

Through your work in the course you will demonstrate that you can: 

  • Read and translate selections from ancient Greek authors and compose simple sentences in Greek.
  • Understand and explain the literary, historical and cultural context of texts by ancient Greek authors
  • Analyze and explain Greek grammar and syntax
  • Analyze and describe the influence of the Greek language on subsequent languages and literatures

By completing the first year sequence through Greek 301 you equip yourself to read any Greek author. In our second year courses (305, 306, 307) students read selections of Xenophon (305), Plato (306), and Homer (307). Perhaps a major or minor in Ancient Greek or Classical Studies lies in your future! 

 

Required texts

Anne Groton: From Alpha to Omega (abbreviated as ΑΩ in what follows)

Only the fourth edition should be used. This book explains Greek grammar and syntax and contains many short readings from ancient Greek authors.

 

Greek 301 A: Introductory Greek, Accelerated

Summer 2018 B-Term (July 25-August 23)

MTWThF 8:30-10:40, SAV 167

Instructor: Anna Simas                                                           Office: DEN 400K

Email: simasa@uw.edu                                                           Office Hours: T&Th 11-12 and by

appointment

Course Description: Greek 301 is the second half of the summer Greek series, which is an accelerated introduction to Greek grammar, literature, and culture. Students will learn the fundamental features of the language, including grammatical structures and syntax, and will start building a vocabulary base. By the end of the term, students will have experience reading lightly modified passages of Greek texts and will be prepared to enroll in Greek 305 in Autumn Quarter.

Required Textbook: From Alpha to Omega (4thEdition).This book explains Greek grammar and syntax and contains many short readings from ancient Greek authors and many practice exercises. In the course of this term, we will complete Lessons 28-50.

 

Grading:

Grades will be calculated on the basis of the following percentages:

homework assignments, participation, and in-class exercises*           40%

quizzes                                                                                                40%

final exam                                                                                            20%

 

* Homework includes daily preparation for class and exercises assigned by the instructor, and other assignments as noted on the syllabus and distributed in class.

 

All quizzes and the final are cumulative. They will include passages for translation, grammatical analysis, and literary and cultural commentary, and questions on the author spotlight materials.

For each lesson of From Alpha to Omega,students will be responsible for learning new forms (verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc.), memorizing the list of vocabulary in the lesson, and translating sentences from Greek into English (GTE) and from English into Greek (ETG).

 

UW Grade Scale:

Percentage Earned 

Grade-Point Equivalent

74

2.1

100-95

4.0

73

2.0

94

3.9

72

1.9

93

3.8

71

1.8

92

3.7

70

1.7

91

3.6

69

1.6

90-89

3.5

68

1.5

88-87

3.4

67

1.4

86

3.3

66

1.3

85

3.2

65

1.2

84

3.1

64

1.1

83

3.0

63

1.0

82

2.9

62

0.9

81

2.8

61

0.8

80

2.7

60

0.7

79

2.6

59 and x < 59

0.0

78

2.5

 

 

77

2.4

 

 

76

2.3

 

 

75

2.2

 

 

 

Classroom Conduct:

Out of respect to your classmates and to me, please arrive to class on time, prepared to learn and participate. I expect you to bring your textbook to every class. Please do not use your cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc. to read any material that is not directly related to class while class is in session.

 

If possible, please save any Greek, course logistics, and/or grammar questions for class rather than emailing, since your classmates may have these questions too!

 

I strongly encourage attendance in class, since you will only be able to earn participation points if you are present. However, if absence is unavoidable, it is your responsibility to find out what you've missed in class and how to make it up. In the case of a missed quiz, it is your responsibility to email me as soon as you know you will be absent to schedule a make-up.

 

Per university policy, I cannot discuss grades in class or via email.  If you have concerns about your grade, I would be happy to discuss them with you in my office.

 

University conduct and scholarly integrity codes should be followed at all times.  I do not tolerate cheating of any sort. Information on what constitutes cheating can be found here: https://depts.washington.edu/grading/pdf/AcademicResponsibility.pdf.

 

In accordance with departmental policy the final exam will be given only at the scheduled date and time. For policies regarding exceptions see the final examination guidelines at http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/examguide.html.

 

How to Succeed in This Class:

As with any language, it is important to practice daily. Homework will be assigned to be completed for every class and 4 quizzes on the material will be administered. As with all foreign languages, the most effective way to learn Greek is through practice and repetition. Homework is designed to provide a consistent and regular means of practice. Please attempt all assigned exercises, even if you are unsure of your answers, and bring questions to class with you. All quizzes and exams are cumulative.

 

Schedule

 

Thursday, July 25

  • Introduction; Lesson 27
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pg. 186; Prepare Exercise 174 (pg. 187) GTE (Greek-to-English) #1-4, ETG (English-to-Greek) #5

 

Friday, July 26

  • Lesson 28
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pg. 192; Prepare Exercise 179 (pgs. 192-3) GTE #1-6, ETG #1

 

Monday, July 29

  • Lesson 29
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pg. 198; Prepare Exercise 183 (pgs. 198-9) GTE #1-4, 6, 10, ETG #1

 

Tuesday, July 30

  • Lesson 30
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 206-7; Prepare Exercise 188 (pgs. 207-8) GTE #6-10, ETG #4

 

 Wednesday, July 31

  • Lessons 31 and 32
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 214-5 and 222-3; Prepare Exercise 194 (pg. 215) GTE #9-10 and Exercise 202 (pg. 223-4) GTE #7-9, ETG #2

 

Thursday, August 1

  • Lessons 33 and 34
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 230-1 and pg. 238; Prepare Exercise 208 (pg. 231) GTE #10 and Exercise 213 (pgs. 238-9) GTE #1-3, ETG #3; study for Quiz 1

 

Friday, August 2

  • Quiz 1
  • Lesson 35
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 248-9; Prepare Exercise 218 (pgs. 249-50) GTE #1-5, ETG #1

 

Monday, August 5

  • Lesson 36
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 259-60; Prepare Exercise 223 (pgs. 260-1) GTE #1-3 and 9-10, ETG #1

 

Tuesday, August 6

  • Lesson 37
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 265-6; Prepare Exercise 228 (pg. 267) GTE #1, 3, 6, 8-10 and ETG # 5

 

Wednesday, August 7

  • Lesson 38
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 274-5; Prepare Exercise 233 (pgs. 275-6) GTE #3-7 and ETG #4

 

Thursday, August 8

  • Lesson 39
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pg. 281; Prepare Exercise 237 (pg. 282) GTE #8-10 and ETG #1; study for Quiz 2

 

Friday, August 9

  • Quiz 2
  • Lesson 40
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pg. 290; Prepare Exercise 242 (pg. 291) GTE #1, 5, 7-9 and ETG #3

 

Monday, August 12

  • Lessons 41 and 42
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 299 and 307-8; Prepare Exercises 246 (pg. 300) GTE #4-6 and 250 (pgs. 308-9) GTE #8-10 and ETG #2

 

Tuesday, August 13

  • Lesson 43
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 316-7; Prepare Exercise 256 (pgs. 317-8) GTE #2-6 and ETG #1

 

Wednesday, August 14

  • Lesson 44
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 325-6; Prepare Exercise 260 (pg. 326) GTE #6-8 and ETG #1; study for Quiz 3

 

Thursday, August 15

  • Quiz 3
  • Lesson 45
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 332-3; Prepare Exercise 267 (pg. 333) GTE #1-6 and ETG #2

 

Friday, August 16

  • Lesson 46
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 341-2; Prepare Exercise 272 (pg. 343) GTE #3-7 and ETG #4

 

Monday, August 19

  • Lessons 47 and 48
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 350-1 and 358; Prepare Exercises 276 (pg. 351-2) GTE #5-6 and ETG #1 and 281 (pg. 359) GTE 8-9; study for Quiz 4

 

Tuesday, August 20

  • Quiz 4
  • Lesson 49
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 365-6; Prepare Exercise 286 (pgs. 366-7) GTE #1-3, 9-10 and ETG #2

 

Wednesday, August 21

  • Lesson 50
  • HW: Memorize vocab on pgs. 374-5; Prepare Exercise 294 (pgs. 375-6) GTE #8-9 and ETG #1; begin studying for final

 

Thursday, August 22

  • Review
  • HW: study for final

 

Friday, August 23

  • Final Exam

 

 

Daily Schedule:

8:30-8:45: Warm-up activity

8:45-9:30: Review previous day’s homework, questions about previous day’s grammar, etc.

9:30-9:40: Break

9:40-10:40: Introduce new chapter; in-class activity

 

Quiz Day Schedule:

8:30-8:45: Warm-up activity; last-minute questions about quiz

8:45-9:30: Quiz

9:30-9:40: Break

9:40-10:40: Introduce new chapter; in-class activity

 

*I reserve the right to change the syllabus at any time.*

Catalog Description: 
Intensive introduction to Attic Greek. Not accepted as upper-division credit toward a major in Greek or classics. Does not satisfy foreign language proficiency requirement. Cannot be taken for credit if GREEK 101 already taken. Prerequisite: GREEK 300. Offered: SpS.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:12pm
Share