Intermediate Greek II Syllabus

Intermediate Ancient Greek II (spring 2013; 12.30pm TF; McDermott 204)

Students will read primary texts in ancient Greek including Plato’s Apology, Homer’s Iliad and the New Testament.

Kristina Chew, Ph.D. ~ Associate Professor of Classics ~ Dept. of Modern & Classical  Languages & Literatures ~ Hillsdorf Hall (51 Glenwood Avenue), Room 203 ~ Saint Peter’s University ~ Tel. 201.761.6295 ~ Email. ~ Website: https://pavovox.wordpress.comOffice Hours: Wednesday: 110am – 2pm


January. Plato’s Apology of Socrates.

February. Plato’s Apology of Socrates.

March.  Plato’s Apology of Socrates.  ***11-15. SPRING BREAK *** . 29. Friday. Good Friday / NO CLASS.

April.  Homer’s Iliad

May. 7. Tuesday. Reading Day ~  8 – 14. FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD.

Course Goals. By the end of the semester, the student will have accomplished the following goals:

• The student will be able to translated original ancient Greek texts into English and be familiar with all aspects of ancient Greek grammar.

Core Language Requirements. Students fulfilling the core requirement with an elementary or intermediate level course must complete both parts of the course concurrently (i.e., both parts of the course must be taken in the same academic year). Students failing to complete the core requirements concurrently must begin a new language in order to fulfill the requirement concurrently.
Study of Latin, classical Greek, and classical culture is part of the College’s commitment to General Education, the Liberal Arts, and Humanities Programs, as well as to the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Intermediate Latin is particularly useful for students with interests in Classics, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies and Theology, English, and Modern Languages.

Textbook. Plato’s Apology of Socrates

Other texts

Grading. Class Participation & Homework 80% ~ Final exam 20%

Calculation of Grades. Grading will be based on the following scale of correspondences: 100-97 A |  4.0 96-94  |  A- 3.793-91 |    B+ 3.3 90-87  |      B 3.0 86-83 |   B- 2.782-80 |    C+ 2.3 79-70   |  C 2.069-67 |  D+ 1.5 6-63  |     D 1.0 62-0 |  F 0.0

Plagiarism Policy. Plagiarism is the stealing, purchasing, or copying of someone else’s ideas, writing, or other original work and using them as one’s own.  Plagiarism, intentional or unintentional, is considered academic dishonesty and all instances will be reported to the Office of the Academic Dean. Plagiarism and cheating of any kind are not tolerated under any circumstances.

Attendance Policy. Students are permitted no more than four absencesafter which they are in danger of failing the course. After missing two consecutive classes, you must contact the professor by email or phone to provide an explanation of your absence and a plan for making up all missed work. After three absences, an Early Warning form will be sent to the Academic Dean, who will ask you to meet with her in person to discuss the reasons for your absences and your commitment to the class. Lateness to class (more than two times) will count as an absence.

• If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor and to check the professor’s website to find out the assignment for the next class meeting. • Always bring the following to class: our textbook, a notebook, and a pen or other writing implement. • Students will help to make this Latin class a community by being courteous and committed members of the class, speaking frequently and thoughtfully in class discussions, and collaborating in occasional group work with one or two other students.

Accommodations for students with disabilities

The College will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Any student with a documented disability needing academic accommodations is encouraged to contact the instructor as soon as possible, to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Conduct in the classroom. • The use of cell phones, beepers, or other communication devices is disruptive, and is therefore prohibited during class. Except in emergencies, these devices should not be used during classtime.• You are not permitted to check email or IM, visit websites, or send text messages during classtime. Failure to comply with this policy will significantly lower your class participation grade and, ultimately, your overall grade in the course.


About kristinachew

classicist | translator (of ancient Greek & Latin poetry & drama) View all posts by kristinachew

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