GRK 101
GRK 101 - Beginning Greek 1

Greek 101 and 102 will teach you all you need to know to learn to read Plato, Sappho, Sophocles, and Herodotus in their original language, with no previous knowledge required. While learning Greek, you will also learn another amazing language at the same time: English. Students who study Greek also learn English grammar and vocabulary with a level of detail and clarity that you must experience to believe. Students interested in math and the sciences will excel at Greek and benefit enormously from the vocabulary you learn, since 90% of scientific vocabulary comes from classical languages.  In Greek 101, you will learn how to pronounce ancient Greek, and we will cover more than half of Greek grammar, so by the end of the year, you will be reading Attic Greek.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: Open to students who do not present Greek for admission.

Instructor: Dougherty

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes: Each semester of GRK 101 and GRK 102 earns one unit of credit. However, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course.

GRK 102
GRK 102 - Beginning Greek 2

Greek 102 builds on what you learned in Greek 101 in the fall (see the description of Greek 101 for details) and completes your introduction to the ancient Greek language.  In the last month or so, we’ll turn from the textbook to reading excerpts from actual Greek authors like Lysias, Euripides and Sappho. Steady review throughout the term will reinforce what you learned in the fall at the same time you’re learning new material.  A single year can take you from knowing no Greek at all to being able to read texts that shaped the western literary, philosophical, and political traditions.  Studying Greek will also strengthen your English vocabulary, improve your command of English grammar, and enhance your writing skills.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 22

Prerequisites: GRK 101 or equivalent.

Instructor: Gilhuly

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Each semester of GRK 101 and GRK 102 earns one unit of credit. However, both semesters must be completed satisfactorily to receive credit for either course.

GRK 201
GRK 201 - Athenian Literature

Study of a selected work from Classical Athenian literature, such as a dialogue of Plato or a tragedy of Euripides. Supplementary reading in English translation from other Greek works to illuminate the text in its literary and cultural context.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: GRK 101 and GRK 102 or two admission units in Greek, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Gilhuly

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

GRK 202
GRK 202 - Homer

Study of selected books in Greek from Homer's Iliad or Odyssey with emphasis on the oral style of early epic; further reading in Homer in translation; the archaeological background of the period.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: GRK 201

Instructor: Dougherty

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes:

GRK 203
GRK 203 - Euripides

Close reading and discussion of a play (or plays) from the extant works of the Athenian playwright Euripides. Translation and discussion of the Greek text will be supplemented with additional reading of Greek dramas in translation as well as secondary readings on issues relating to the plays and their broader literary, social, political, and cultural contexts.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: GRK 202 or permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken GRK 303.

Instructor: Gilhuly

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: This course is also offered at the 300-level as GRK 303.

GRK 250
GRK 250 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

GRK 250H
GRK 250H - Research or Individual Study

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

GRK 302
GRK 302 - Advanced Greek: Homer

Study of selected books in Greek from Homer's Iliad or Odyssey with emphasis on the oral style of early epic. Translation and discussion of the Greek text will be supplemented with additional reading of the Homeric poems in translation as well as secondary readings on issues relating to the epics and their broader literary, social, political, and cultural contexts.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: GRK 202

Instructor: Dougherty

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

GRK 303
GRK 303 - Euripides

Close reading and discussion of a play (or plays) from the extant works of the Athenian playwright Euripides. Translation and discussion of the Greek text will be supplemented with additional reading of Greek dramas in translation as well as secondary readings on issues relating to the plays and their broader literary, social, political, and cultural contexts.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Any 200 level GRK course, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Burns

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: This course is also offered at the 200-level as GRK 203.

GRK 304
GRK 304 - Sophocles

Close reading and discussion of a play (or plays) from the extant works of the Athenian playwright, Sophocles. Translation and discussion of the Greek text will be supplemented with additional readings of Greek dramas in translation as well as secondary readings on issues relating to the plays and their broader literary, social, political, and cultural contexts.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: GRK 202 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Dougherty

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Ann E. Maurer '51 Speaking Intensive Course

GRK 305
GRK 305 - Greek Comedy

With its emphasis on politics, ritual, and marriage, early Greek comedy revels in bodily humor and exults in taking down the political and social elite, thus giving us access to perspectives including those of women and enslaved people that are not usually depicted in other genres. Close readings of Aristophanes’ Greek plays combined with analysis of both primary and secondary sources. Texts will be considered in their broader social, political, and literary contexts.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: GRK 202 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Gilhuly

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

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GRK 306
GRK 306 - Herodotus

In this course students will read selections from Herodotus' Histories. We will consider the text in light of the historiographical and literary traditions, with a view toward understanding Herodotus' innovations and inheritance.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: GRK 202 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Dougherty

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

Notes:

GRK 307
GRK 307 - Archaic Greek Poetry

In this course, students will study the Homeric Hymns in the context of important Greek poets of the archaic period, such as works by Homer, Hesiod, Archilochus, Sappho, and Pindar. We will consider the poetry in light of the historical, cultural and literary context of the archaic period, focusing in particular on issues of genre and performance.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites:

Instructor: Burns

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

GRK 308
GRK 308 - Aeschylus

Close reading and discussion of a play (or plays) from the extant works of the Athenian playwright Aeschylus. Translation and discussion of the Greek text will be supplemented with additional readings of Greek dramas in translation as well as secondary readings on issues relating to the plays and their broader literary, social, political, and cultural contexts.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites:

Instructor: Dougherty

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

GRK 309
GRK 309 - Plato's Symposium

Plato's best-known dialogue provides an opportunity to consider the construction of desire in Greek antiquity. Close reading of the text will allow for the analysis of language and rhetoric, as well as the characterization of each speaker. Broader study of the symposium as a social institution will enrich the significance of the text's narrative structure and immediate relevance within classical Athens.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: GRK 202 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Gilhuly

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature; REP - Religion, Ethics, and Moral Philosophy

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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GRK 311
GRK 311 - Longus

In this advanced ancient Greek reading course, students will read Longus' Daphnis and Chloe. Study of historical and literary background. Further reading in primary sources in translation and secondary readings.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites:

Instructor: Gilhuly

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes:

GRK 350
GRK 350 - Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Open to juniors and seniors.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

GRK 350H
GRK 350H - Research or Individual Study

Units: 0.5

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring

GRK 360
GRK 360 - Senior Thesis Research

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: Permission of the department.

Instructor:

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

Notes: Students enroll in Senior Thesis Research (360) in the first semester and carry out independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. If sufficient progress is made, students may continue with Senior Thesis (370) in the second semester.

GRK 370
GRK 370 - Senior Thesis

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: GRK 360 and permission of the department.

Typical Periods Offered: Spring; Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall

Notes: Students enroll in Senior Thesis Research (360) in the first semester and carry out independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. If sufficient progress is made, students may continue with Senior Thesis (370) in the second semester.