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Department of Classics
College of Arts and Sciences

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Curriculum Outline


Overview

In the first five weeks we will cover the first year of morphology, grammar, and vocabulary, accompanied by selected prose passages from authors such as Xenephon and Herodotus. There will also be regular activities in the afternoon to expand and assist your learning.

In the second half of the Institute, we will be reading extended sections of prose and poetry with abundant vocabulary aids. These texts are Homer (Odyssey 9) and Plato's Apology, which together take up three weeks. The last two weeks will be devoted to Christian Greek selections. These texts will be primarily selections from the New Testament, but may also include selections from later authors (e.g. Apostolic Fathers, 2nd Century Alexandrians, Golden Age Patristics).

Outline Schedule

First Summer Session:May 31st to July 5th

Undergraduates enroll in GKC 1301-F1 (CRN 10204) and GKC 1302-F2 (CRN 19073)
Graduate Students enroll in GKC 5321-F1 (CRN 21181)

  • Tuesday, 31 May
    GKC 1301 / 5321 instruction begins
  • Thursday, 16 June
    GKC 1301 Final Exam (= GKC 5321 Midterm)
    GKC 1302 instruction begins (in 9:45-11:15 time block)
  • Monday, 4 July,
    National Holiday
  • Tuesday, 5 July,
    GKC 1302 Final Exam (= GKC 5321 Final)

Second Summer Session: July 7th to August 11th

Undergraduates enroll in GKC 2310-S1 (CRN 21558) and GKC 2320-S1 (CRN 21559
Graduate students enroll in GKC 5322-S1 (CRN 21355)

  • Thursday, 7 July,
    GKC 2310 / 5322 instruction begins (12 instruction days)
  • Monday, 25 July,
    GKC 2310 Final Exam (= GKC 5322 Midterm)
    GKC 2320 instruction begins (in 9:45-11:15 time block)
  • Wednesday, 10 August,
    GKC 2320 Final Exam (= GKC 5322 Final)

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 8:00-9:30 am, Class
  • 9:30-9:45 am, Break
  • 9:45-11:15 am, Class
  • 11:15 am - 1:30 pm, Break
  • 1:30-3:00 pm, Supplemental Activities

The tentative Supplemental Activity schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Special Topics (pizza and topical lecture)
  • Tuesday, Study Hall (tutor available)
  • Wednesday, NT or LXX sight reading group
  • Thursday, Study Hall (tutor available)
  • Friday, Movie

The topical lectures on Monday afternoons will be required for graduate students, and highly recommended for undergraduates. They will cover key topics such as basic Greek and Roman History, History of the Greek Language, Greco-Roman Religions, and much more.


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