Elementary Greek I

Course code GREK1010Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Introduces students to the study of Ancient Greek, as written and spoken in Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, with some attention to koine Greek. Reading in the original language is accompanied by basic grammatical and syntactical instruction.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To achieve a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar appropriate to 1000 level
2. To gain an understanding of common word order and grammatical constructions employed by Greek writers, and thus facilitate the reading of texts.
3. To read and understand specially prepared and graded Greek texts.
4. To enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from ancient Greek.
ContentThe course covers the alphabet, simple word-order, the most common verb forms (active and middle verbs, four tenses, and participles), and the basic cases of all nouns and adjectives, and introduces a basic vocabulary sufficient to enhance understanding of Greek society.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class2 x Class tests (40%)
Essays / Written AssignmentsProblem solving test (15%)

Weekly tutorial exercises (45%)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term