Greek 1

Fall 2009

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

Click here to go directly to assignments

 
     
     
August 24
Monday
 

read Intro., pp. ix-xxi

August 26
Wednesday
 

exc. 1a (p. 6)

     
August 28
Friday
  Quiz (1); exc. 1b (p. 10), read 1 beta
August 31
Monday
 

Translate 2 alpha

September 2
Wednesday
 

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

September 4
Friday

September 7
Labor Day
 

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



No class

September 9
Wednesday
 

Quiz (3); Translate 3 beta

September 11
Friday
 

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

September 14
Monday
 

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

September 16
Wednesday
 

Exam Number 1

September 18
Friday
 

Translate 4 beta

September 21
Monday
 

Exc. 5d (p. 58)

September 23
Wednesday
 

Quiz (5); Translate 5 beta

September 25
Friday
 

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

September 28
Monday
 

Translate 6 beta

September 30
Wednesday
 

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

October 2
Friday
 

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

October 5
Monday
 

Quiz (7); Translate 7 beta

October 7
Wednesday
  EXAM #2 (5-7)
     
October 9
Friday
 

Translate 8 alpha

Oct 12

October 14
Wednesday
 

FALL BREAK

Exc. 8b, g (p. 116)

October 16
Friday
 

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

October 19
Monday
 

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

October 21
Wednesday
 

Quiz (9); Translate 9 beta

October 23
Friday
  Translate passages on pp. 149-150 (Odysseus and Circe), 151 (Simonides), and 151 (Luke)
October 26
Monday
 

Translate 10 alpha; Exc. 10a

October 28
Wednesday
 

Quiz (10);Translate 10 beta

October 30
Friday
 

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

November 2
Monday
 

Translate 11 beta

November 4
Wednesday
  Quiz (11); translate Herodotus (pp. 192-193); Exc. 11xi (p. 193)
November 6
Friday
 

Translate 12 alpha; Exc. 12a

November 9
Monday
 

Quiz (12); translate 12 beta

November 11
Wednesday
 

Exc. 12h (p. 200)

November 13
Friday
 

EXAM #3 (8-12)

     
November 16
Monday
 

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

November 18
Wednesday
  Quiz (13); Exc. 13z (p. 225), Exc. 13h, w/out translation (p. 225), 13th (p. 226)
November 20
Wednesday
 

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

November 23
Monday
 

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

Thanksgiving Break


December 8
Tuesday
1:30-4:30
 
FINAL EXAM