GR 301 Intermediate Greek

Syllabus

Course Description

This course is the continuation of GR 202 - introduction to the Fundamentals of the Greek Language.
Two sections of the course are being offered

1. The class-room-based section :
Class will consist of lectures, reading and translation, class discussion, 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 consistently absent should expect a lower grade.
There will be set assignments to be completed each day and a MidTerm and a Final Exam. Readings and exercises from the textbook and other library and InterNet resources will be required. It will be important for the students to keep up with all reading and written assignments.

2. The on-line section :
This section is for students who cannot get to the main Portales campus for classes.
If at all possible, students are encouraged to enroll for the class-room-based section.
The course will consist of weekly assignments in the textbook and other resources provided.
There will be a MidTerm and a Final Exam, given during the regular Exam weeks.
It will be important for the student to keep up with all reading and written assignments.
This is a 3-credit-hour course, so is the equivalent of 3 one-hour lectures per week with at least another 3 hours of individual study and class assignments per week. As a general guide, students should devote about 6 hours per week to this course, i.e. about an hour each day, Monday through Friday, with Saturday for a review of the past week's work.
Students who work steadily on this course each day should have no difficulty in getting a good Grade.
Students who make a habit of leaving the week's work for an overnighter on Sundays will probably not do very well.
Those who have difficulty keeping to an orderly routine of study, or who lack self-discipline when faced with conflicting priorities, will probably do better to attend a lecture-based course rather than a Web-based course, and should register for one of the other courses offered at ENMU.

Objectives of the Course

To enable the student :

  • to gain facility in the reading and translation of the Greek New Testament.
  • to continue to learn the vocabulary and grammar of the Greek language.
  • to develop exegetical skills for reading the New Testament.
  • to encounter Hebraicisms in the Greek New Testament.
  • to continue reading the Greek New Testament.

Student Expectations

Students are expected to complete all assignments on time, and to spend some time each day in reading and learning the language. For the class-room-based course, a Quiz on pre-announced topics may be 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. 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.

Course Prerequisites : Satisfactory completion of GR 201 and GR 202
The Instructor and Office Hours

The instructor is available to meet with any student regarding any matter. The instructor will be available at the office hours posted, and at other times by appointment. Students may contact the instructor by phone 9 am to 9 pm. Home phone 763-0101, with an answering machine to leave messages, or e-mail Dr. Rollinson

Grades

Grades will be based on :
          Assignments + Quizzes + Exams + Class participation

See the ENMU Catalog, pages 29-30 for the Grading System at ENMU.

Texts
  1. 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.
  2. The Online Greek Textbook
Course Organization :

For the class-room-based section, each Class Session will normally consist of :

  • Roll-call and Homework due
  • Discussion of the previous Assignment, Homework, Quiz Results, etc.
  • New Material - Grammar & Vocabulary
  • Sentences, Drills & Exercises
  • Readings in the Greek New Testament
  • Assignment to be completed for next class

For the online section, there will be downloadable Homework Reports with daily assignments to be completed and emailed to the instructor. The Reports will be due by 9am on the following Monday.

Assignments - The Assignments for the in-class section 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 to the instructor on time. Work may be handed 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 class session builds upon the material covered in the last session, there is no provision for "make-up" work.
Exams - There will be a Mid-term Exam, and a Final Exam, both of which 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.

Anticipated Student Workload

3 hours per week Class studies, 3 hours per week preparation, writing, and learning

Resources

Resource Page
Computer Labs
ENMU Golden Library

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Last Updated : February 26, 2013

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