Program Description

Gettysburg College's Department of Classics offers a minor in Greek. Studying ancient languages helps us to understand our own language more clearly and to express ourselves in English with greater precision and persuasive power. Classical literature not only offers the opportunity to examine Greek and Roman cultures through the observations and sentiments of their own writers but may also confront us with such issues as political realism and ethical idealism on a public level and love and death on a personal one.


Program Requirements

Greek Minor
Any six courses in Greek (GRK) at any level; OR any five courses in Greek (GRK) at any level, plus one course in Classics (CLA) at any level.

Course Listing

Course level:

Course level:
100 | 200 | 300 | 400

GRK-101 Ancient and New Testament Greek I
Introduction to ancient Greek in preparation for reading Attic and New Testament texts, with emphasis on vocabulary, pronunciation, morphology, and syntax.

GRK-102 Ancient & New Testament Greek II
Continuation of Greek I, introduction to ancient Greek in preparation for reading Attic and New Testament texts, with emphasis on vocabulary, pronunciation, morphology, and syntax. Offered every spring. Prerequisite: Greek 101 or placement.

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GRK-201 Intermediate Greek I
Designed to increase the student's skill in reading texts. Selections chosen at the discretion of the instructor. Offered every fall. Prerequisite: Greek 102 or placement.

GRK-202 Intermediate Greek II
Designed to increase the student's skill in reading texts. Selections chosen at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: Greek 102

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GRK-300 Plato
Select dialogues by Plato, chosen at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: Greek 202 or placement.

GRK-301 Homer
Selections from the Iliad and/or the Odyssey, with attention to Homeric syntax, meter, style, and composition. Prerequisite: Greek 202 or placement.

GRK-302 Greek Historians
Selections from the histories of Herodotus, Thucydides, or other ancient historians. Prerequisite: Greek 202 or placement.

GRK-303 Greek Comedy
Select plays from Aristophanes and/or Menander, with attention to meter and style. Prerequisite: Greek 202 or placement.

GRK-304 Greek Tragedy
Select plays from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and/or Euripides, with attention to meter and style. Prerequisite: Greek 202 or placement.

GRK-306 Greek Oratory
Reading and analysis of selected speeches of Aeschines, Demosthenes, Isocrates, Lysias, and/or other Athenian orators. Not offered every year. Prerequisite: Greek 202 or placement.

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GRK-450 Individualized Study-Tutorial
Individualized tutorial counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F

GRK-451 Individualized Study-Tutorial
Individualized tutorial counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded S/U.

GRK-452 Individualized Study-Tutorial
Individualized tutorial not counting in the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F.

GRK-453 Individualized Study-Tutorial
Individualized tutorial not counting in the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded S/U.

GRK-460 Individualized Study-Research
Individualized research counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F.

GRK-461 Individualized Study-Research
Individualized research counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded S/U.

GRK-462 Individualized Study-Research
Individualized research not counting in the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F.

GRK-463 Individualized Study-Research
Individualized research not counting in the minimum requirements in a major or minor graded S/U.

GRK-470 Individualized Study-Internship
Internship counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F.

GRK-471 Individualized Study-Internship
Internship counting toward the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded S/U.

GRK-472 Individualized Study-Internship
Internship not counting in the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded A-F.

GRK-473 Individualized Study-Internship
Internship not counting in the minimum requirements in a major or minor, graded S/U.

GRK-474 Summer Internship
Summer Internship graded A-F, counting in the minimum requirements for a major or minor only with written permission filed in the Registrar's Office.

GRK-475 Summer Internship
Summer Internship graded S/U, counting in the minimum requirements for a major or minor only with written permission filed in the Registrar's Office.

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