Greek 1

Fall 2010

Instructor: P. Haskell (haskellp@southwestern.edu)

Office: MBH 223, tel. 1554

Office hours: tba
or by appointment


In this course, we will combine translation with grammatical analysis and devote time to cultural, historical, etymological, and linguistic issues. The ability to read Greek allows one not only to delve into the ancient past (classical and ecclesiastical), but it also helps to develop a sharper understanding of English and other languages and provides an excellent foundation for English vocabulary building.

 

Grading:

Exams. The exams consist of sentences or passages for translation (Greek to English), which test one's ability to pull together material (grammar & vocabulary).

Quizzes. The quizzes cover memory work (e.g. declensions, conjugations, vocabulary), that is, material that is to be learned for each chapter. This is what I call the "idiot work", by which I do NOT mean that anybody in this class is an idiot: it means that it is purely and simply memorization work, which requires much patience, endurance, and consistency, rather than brilliant analytical powers.

Class participation and attendance: Regular preparation, class participation, and attendance are expected, and will affect your grade. Foreign language study is such that certain aspects of one's performance cannot be judged by examinations, but rather by class performance. 10% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation; effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class.

 

Final Grades. The plus and minus grading system, now in effect at Southwestern, will be used for final grades. Semester % averages will translate to the following letter grades:

GRADE
INCLUSIVE
% RANGE
GPA POINTS
EQUIV.
A+
96.7-100.0
4.00
A
93.4-96.6
4.00
A-
90.0-93.3
3.67
B+
86.7-89.9
3.33
B
83.4-86.6
3.00
B-
80.0-83.3
2.67
C+
76.7-79.9
2.33
C
73.4-76.6
2.00
C-
70.0-73.3
1.67
D+
66.7-69.9
1.33
D
63.4-66.6
1.00
D-
60.0-63.3
0.67
F
0.0-59.9
0.00

 

 

  Weekly assignments

23 August - 29 August
Monday
Introduction to course

Wednesday
read Intro., pp ix-xxi

Friday
exc. 1a (p. 6)

30 August - 5 September
Monday
Quiz (1); exc. 1b (p. 10)

Wednesday
Translate 2 alpha (passage)

Friday
Exc. 2d, e, z (pp. 21-22)
Show only week 2

6 September - 12 September
Monday
NO CLASS - LABOR DAY

Wednesday: class canceled (flooding)
Quiz (2) (SUBMIT BELOW)
Translate 3 alpha (passage) (SUBMIT BELOW); Exc. 3a w/out translating (p. 27)

Friday
Translate 3 beta (passage)

* Quiz #2 Assignment
* 3 alpha

13 September - 19 September
Monday
Quiz (3); Exc. 4a (p. 40), Exc. 4b, g, d, e (pp. 42-43)

Wednesday
Quiz (4); Exc. 4l (p. 52)

Friday
Translate 4 beta (passage)
Show only week 4

20 September - 26 September
Monday
EXAM #1 (1-4)

Wednesday
Exc. 5d (p. 58)

Friday
Quiz (5); Translate 5 beta
Show only week 5

27 September - 3 October
Monday
Translate 6 alpha; Exc. 6a, b (p. 78)

Wednesday
Quiz (6); Exc. 6k, 6m, 6z (pp. 89-90)

Friday
Translate 6 beta (submit translation at link below)

* Theseus Resource
* αὐτός file
* 6 Beta Assignment

Show only week 6

4 October - 10 October
Monday
Translate 7 alpha; Exc. 7a (p. 100)

Wednesday
Quiz (7); Translate 7 beta

Friday
EXAM #2 (5-7)
Show only week 7

11 October - 17 October
Monday
FALL BREAK

Wednesday
Translate 8 alpha

Friday
Exc. 8b, g (p. 116)
Show only week 8

18 October - 24 October
Monday
Quiz (8); Exc. 8e (p. 127)

Wednesday
Ex. 9a, b, g, d (pp. 137-138)

Friday
Quiz (9); Translate 9 beta
Show only week 9

25 October - 31 October
Monday
Translate passages on pp. 149-150 (Odysseus and Circe), 151 (Simonides), and 151 (Luke)

Wednesday
Translate 10 alpha; Exc. 10a

Friday
Quiz (10); Translate 10 beta
Show only week 10

1 November - 7 November
Monday
Translate 11 alpha; Exc. 11a (p. 178)

Wednesday
Translate 11 beta

Friday
Quiz (11); translate Herodotus (pp. 192-193); Exc. 11xi (p. 193)
Show only week 11

8 November - 14 November
Monday
Translate 12 alpha; Exc. 12a

Wednesday
Quiz (12); translate 12 beta

Friday
Exc. 12h (p. 200)
Show only week 12

15 November - 21 November
Monday
EXAM #3 (8-12)

Wednesday
Translate 13 alpha; Exc. 13α, β (pp. 215-216)

Friday
Quiz (13); Exc. 13ζ (p. 225), Exc. 13η, w/out translation (p. 225), 13θ (p. 226)
Show only week 13

22 November - 28 November
Monday
Translate 14 alpha; Exc. 14α (p. 238)

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break

Friday
Thanksgiving Break
Show only week 14

29 November - 5 December
Monday
Translate Herodotus (pp. 247-248), Theognis (p. 249), and Luke (p. 249)

Wednesday
Quiz (14)

Friday
Show only week 15

6 December - 12 December
December 7, 1:30-4:30 pm
FINAL EXAM (12-14)