GR 201 - Beginning Greek
I am available to meet with any student regarding any matter.
I will be available at the office hours posted, and at other times by appointment.
Students may contact me by phone 9 am to 9 pm. Office phone 575-562-2519, Home phone 575-763-0101, with answering machines to leave messages, send me an email, or send a message via the BlackBoard link.
For my bio., go to http://www.drshirley.org/sjr/bio.html
My Office is in JWLA 127-T.
Office hours during the 2016 Fall semester are 2:30pm-4:30pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or at other times by appointment.
Required Materials - Text Books
- The Greek New Testament - Get a copy of the Greek New Testament which has a Dictionary bound in the back of the book. Available from the Bookstore, or from the American Bible Society, ISBN 0-438-05-1109, with Aland given as the editor.
Please do not get one with an interlinear translation or with an English text alongside.
- The Online Greek Textbook - Print out the first 30 chapters, and the appendices, and file them in a three-ring binder.
This course is an introduction to the Fundamentals of the Greek Language.
Classes will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week, and each week here will be an additional online session required to complete the 4-Credit-Hours of the Course
Classes will consist of lectures, reading and translation, and various other activities. Since a large amount and a wide range of material will be covered during each class meeting, regular attendance is necessary to do well in the class. Roll will be taken, and a student who is frequently absent should expect a lower grade.
There will be set assignments to be completed each day, a Quiz at the start of each week, and a Final Exam. Readings and exercises from the textbooks and other resources will be required. It will be important for the students to keep up with all reading and written assignments.
Each Class Session will normally consist of :
- Roll-call and Homework due
- Discussion of the previous Homework, Quiz Results, etc.
- New Material - Grammar & Vocabulary
- Sentences, Drills & Exercises
- Readings in the Greek New Testament
- Assignment to be completed for next class
Assignments are normally due by the start of the following Class session.
Late Work - For work to be eligible for an "A" Grade, work must be given or emailed to the instructor on time. Work may be handed or sent in up to 2 weeks late, but will drop a letter Grade per week that it is overdue.
Makeup - Because of the nature of this course, in which each session builds upon the material covered in the last session, there is no provision for "make-up" work.
Exams - There will be a Final Exam, which will count towards the Course Grade.
Extensions - extensions will only be granted under grave extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor. If you think that you may need an extension, you should contact the instructor ahead of time with your request, and explain the situation.
Learning Outcomes - Objectives of the Course
To enable the student :
- to gain knowledge of the basics of the Greek language, particularly the Koine Greek of the New Testament.
- to gain knowledge of the grammar of the Greek language, particularly the Koine Greek of the New Testament.
- to gain knowledge of the vocabulary of the Greek language, particularly the Koine Greek of the New Testament.
- to have an understanding of the historical development of the Greek language.
- to start reading the Greek New Testament and other Greek texts.
Course Prerequisites : None
Suggested Background Knowledge/Skills : Students should be comfortable with reading and writing at College level, and should have sufficient writing and study skills to be able to complete assignments without overstraining themselves.
Students are expected to complete all assignments on time, and to spend some time each day in reading and learning the language.
There will be a weekly Quiz on pre-announced topics, usually given at the start of every Monday session.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students should refer to the university catalogue or
go here for a definition of academic dishonesty and its penalties.
Grades will be based on exams and class assignments (weekly quizzes and homeworks).
The Final Exam will be given during Finals' Week at the end of the semester. Students are expected to take exams at the times scheduled. Students who cannot take an exam at the scheduled time are expected to take the exam at an earlier time.
Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible so that necessary accommodations may be made.
Grades will be based on : Assignments + Quizzes + Exam
|Computation of Grades
|90 - 100 %||= A
|80 - 89 % ||= B
|70 - 79 % ||= C
|60 - 69 % ||= D
|0 - 59 % ||= F
Attendance / Participation :
Since a large amount and a wide range of material will be covered during each class meeting, regular attendance is necessary to do well in the class. Roll will be taken, and a student who is frequently absent should expect a lower grade.
There will be set assignments to be completed each day, a Quiz at the start of each week, and a MidTerm and a Final Exam. Readings and exercises from the textbooks and other resources will be required.
There will be a Final Exam, given during the regular Exam weeks
It will be important for the students to keep up with all reading and written assignments.
ENMU Academic Integrity Policy
Plagiarism and Cheating of any kind on an examination, quiz, or assignment will result in at least an "F" for that assignment (and may, depending on the severity of the case, lead to an "F" for the entire course) and may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. See the Student Handbook for further information. I expect that you will adhere to the academic creed of this University and that you will maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. In other words, don't cheat by giving answers to others or by taking them from anyone else. I will also adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity, so please do not ask me to change (or expect me to change) your grade illegitimately or to bend or break rules for one person that will not apply to everyone. Plagiarism is a serious offense. When in doubt, cite your sources!
Please visit the 2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog online at
http://www.enmu.edu/academics/resources/g-catalog/index.shtml ; page 30, for information concerning Academic Integrity.
Action can include, but is not limited to, failure for the assignment; failure of, or a reduced grade for the course; suspension or dismissal from your program of study.
ENMU Disability Statement
If you have, or believe you have a disability, you may contact the Disability Services Office (DSO) to coordinate reasonable classroom accommodations, access to technology, or other academic assistance.
DSO serves students with a wide range of disabilities including but not limited to medical or health impairment, vision or hearing disability, physical disability, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, or mental health impairment.
All information will be treated confidentially.
You may contact DSO in room 186 Student Academic Services building, phone 575.562.2280
Accommodations are not retroactive. They begin only after :
- Appropriate documentation has been received and accepted by the Coordinator of Disability Services
- Letters of Accommodation (LOA) have been prepared
- You have delivered your Letters of Accommodation to your instructors
Appropriate academic accommodations may then be provided for you.
ENMU Reasonable Accommodation statements :
- Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide an academic accommodation form from Services for Students with Disabilities within the first two weeks of the beginning of classes.
- Instructors are to receive an academic accommodation form within the first two weeks of classes when there is an existing disability.
- If you have a specific disability that qualifies you for academic accommodations, please provide an academic accommodation form from Services for Students with Disabilities within the first two weeks of the semester.
FERPA and Privacy
As a student, your educational records are considered confidential. Under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), your records are confidential and protected. Under most circumstances your records will not be released without your written and signed consent. However, some directory information may be released to third parties without your prior consent unless a written request to restrict this is on file.
You can learn more about student rights to privacy at
In this course, we may be working with third party applications online (i.e. wikis, blogs and other Web 2.0 applications). The different proprietors of these sites may or may not have privacy guarantees and the FERPA policy at ENMU does not apply to these sites. It will be your responsibility to read the privacy documentation at each site. There are many other options to protecting your information at these sites. If you have filed the paperwork and are classified as protected under the ENMU FERPA qualifications, it will be acceptable for you to use an alias when using the Web 2.0 sites required for this course. If you still have concerns, please e-mail me as soon as possible to discuss your options.
ENMU is committed to fostering a safe, productive learning environment and we comply with all aspects related to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination to include sexual misconduct defined as harassment, domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Incidents of harassment or assault can be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at 575.562.2991 or
Reports can also go to the ENMU Police Department by calling 575.562.2392.
If you wish to receive fully confidential support and victim's advocacy you can contact Arise Sexual Assault Services at 575.226.7263.
Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting
As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus.
I also have a mandatory reporting responsibility. I am required to share information regarding sexual misconduct or information about a crime that may have occurred on ENMU's campus with the Title IX Coordinator and/or the ENMU Police.
Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting Arise at 575.226.7263
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Anticipated Student Workload
4 hours per week Class, 4 - 5 hours per week preparation, writing, and learning.
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Last Updated : August 13, 2016