Greek 1

Fall 2006

Instructor: H. W. Haskell (haskell@southwestern.edu)

Office: MBH 223, tel. 1554

Office hours: MWF 11:15-11:45
T-TH 2:30-3:30
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

 



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August 28
Monday
   
August 30
Wednesday

read Intro., pp. ix-xxi

 
September 1
Friday

exc. 1a (p. 6)

Greek parts of speech
September 4
Monday
LABOR DAY - no classes  
September 6
Wednesday
Quiz (1); exc. 1b (p. 10)  
September 8
Friday

Translate 2 alpha

 
September 11
Monday

Quiz (2); Exc. 2d, e, z (pp. 21-22)

 
September 13
Wednesday

Translate 3 alpha; Exc. 3a w/out translating (p. 27)

 
September 15
Friday

Quiz (3); Translate 3 beta

 
September 18
Monday

Exc. 4a (p. 40), Exc. 4b, g, d, e (pp. 42-43)

 
September 20
Wednesday

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

 
September 22
Friday

Translate 4 beta

 
September 25
Monday

EXAM #1 (1-4)

 
September 27
Wednesday

Exc. 5d (p. 58)

 
September 29
Friday

Quiz (5); Translate 5 beta

 
October 2
Monday

Translate 6 alpha; Exc. 6a, b (p. 78)

 
October 4
Wednesday

Translate 6 beta

Theseus
October 6
Friday

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

"autos"
October 9
Monday

Translate 7 alpha; Exc. 7a (p. 100)

 
October11
Wednesday

Quiz (7); Translate 7 beta

 
October13
Friday
EXAM #2 (5-7) FALL BREAK starts at 10:00 pm
October 16
Monday
FALL BREAK  
October 18
Wednesday

Translate 8 alpha

 
October 20
Friday

Exc. 8b, g (p. 116)

 
October 23
Monday

Quiz (8); Exc. 8e (p. 127)

 
October 25
Wednesday

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

 
October 27
Friday

Quiz (9); Translate 9 beta

 
October 30
Monday
Translate passages on pp. 149-150 (Odysseus and Circe), 151 (Simonides), and 151 (Luke)  
November 1
Wednesday

Translate 10 alpha; Exc. 10a

 
November 3
Friday

Quiz (10) Turn in on Monday); Translate 10 beta (submit to haskell@southwestern.edu)

 
November 6
Monday

Translate 11 alpha; Exc. 11a (p. 178)

 
November 8
Wednesday

Translate 11 beta

 
November 10
Friday
Quiz (11); translate Herodotus (pp. 192-193); Exc. 11xi (p. 193)  
November13
Monday

Translate 12 alpha; Exc. 12a

 
November 15
Wednesday

Quiz (12); translate 12 beta

 
November 17
Friday

Exc. 12h (p. 200)

 
November 20
Monday

EXAM #3 (8-12)

 
November 27
Monday
   
November 29
Wednesday

Translate 13 alpha; Exc. 13a, b (pp. 215-216)

 
December 1
Friday
Quiz (13); Exc. 13z (p. 225), Exc. 13h, w/out translation (p. 225), 13th (p. 226)  
December 4
Monday

Translate 14 alpha; Exc. 14a (p. 238)

 
December 6
Wednesday

Translate Herodotus (pp. 247-248), Theognis (p. 249), and Luke (p. 249)

 
December 8
Friday
Quiz (14)