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GREEK 103 A: Introductory Greek

Ancient Greek artistic depiction of a woman holding a scroll
Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 8:30am - 10:40am
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Grace Funsten

Syllabus Description:

Accelerated Greek 103                                            

Summer B-Term 2020 (July 23 – August 21)                       

M-F 8:30-10:40


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Instructor: Grace Funsten (she/her)

Office Hours: Fridays 11am-12pm


Course Coordinator: Prof. Deborah Kamen (she/her)                                           


Welcome to ancient Greece! First year Greek courses give you direct access to the thoughts and writings of the ancient Greeks and allows you to explore the dynamic and often dangerous cultural, social and political world in which they wrote. In Accelerated Greek 103, we will cover Lessons 27 – 50 of From Alpha to Omega. You will learn the subjunctive and optative moods, to recognize and translate advanced syntax, and continue practicing reading and writing classical Greek.


Course Goals:

  • Students will gain increased familiarity with the Greek alphabet, demonstrated by handwritten Greek on homework assignments.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the material covered in Lessons 27 – 50 of From Alpha to Omega, demonstrated by their performance on weekly assessments.
  • Students will gain increased reading comprehension of classical Greek, demonstrated by their performance on the final translation project.


The UW Department of Classics Summer intensive first year ancient Greek program covers a whole year of introductory ancient Greek and consists of two courses: Greek 300 followed by Greek 103. Completion of Greek 103 with a grade of 2.0 fulfills the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. If you are not using ancient Greek to complete the foreign language proficiency requirement, Greek 300 and Greek 103 can each count for VLPA.

Catalog Description: 
Reading of selections from classical Greek literature. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: GREEK 102 or GREEK 300. Offered: Sp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
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July 22, 2020 - 9:11pm