Greek and Latin Courses

GREEK COURSES:

GK1000:  Introductory Ancient Greek (Suksi)

This is an intensive course that will provide students with a firm grasp of the foundations of the Ancient Greek language. Those students with OAC or Grade 12U level Ancient Greek must consult the Department before registering for this course.
3 lecture hours; 1.0 course

GK2000: Advanced Ancient Greek (TBD)
A continuation of Greek 1000, covering the major points of grammar and syntax, as well as an introduction to the works of Ancient Greek authors in the original Greek.
Prerequisite: Greek 1000
3 lecture hours; 1.0 course 

GK3100B/4903B: Ancient Greek Prose Selections (Steinbock)
In this course, students will consolidate their knowledge of the elements of Greek morphology and syntax, and develop their ability to read Greek prose texts with the assistance of a lexicon and the grammar by Smyth. We will read Plato’s Apology of Socrates, and discuss issues of prose style, philosophical interpretation, and historical context as they arise. If time permits, students will obtain some practice at prose composition and sight reading.
Prerequisite: GK2000 or permission of the Department.
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

GK3200A/4904A: Ancient Greek Poetry Selections (TBD)
A selection of Ancient Greek Poetry. The course will also provide critical review of Greek grammar and syntax. Through close reading of the text, students will become proficient in translation and gain a deeper appreciation of how philological detail contributes to broader thematic issues within Greek literature.
Prerequisite: GK2000, or permission of the Department.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

 

LATIN COURSES:

LA1000: Introductory Latin (Wood-Section 001/Wood- Section 002)

Latin is valuable to students of science, medicine, law, history, and the Romance languages, helps to improve English grammar and vocabulary, and is well worth studying for its own great intrinsic merit and beauty. In this course we’ll learn the fundamental grammar and vocabulary of Latin and read various passages from Classical authors. Those students with Grade 12U level Latin must consult the Department before registering for this course.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

LA2000: Advanced Latin (Gervais)
In the first half of this course we’ll complete our study of Latin grammar and vocabulary that began in LA1000. In the second half of the course we’ll read extended passages of unadapted Latin prose and poetry. By the end of the course, students will have all the skills necessary to begin reading some of the greatest works of Western literature in the original Latin.
Prerequisite: LA1000, or permission of the Department.
3 lecture hours; 1.0 course

LA3100A/4903A: Latin Prose Selections (Meyer)
The purpose of this course is twofold: to strengthen students' understanding of the fundamentals of Latin syntax and morphology, and to develop skills for reading Latin prose independently. The class will read from the works of canonical Latin prose authors (e.g. Cicero) and will include a review of Latin grammar learned in previous courses. As time permits, we will also discuss the relevant cultural and historical context in which these texts were produced.
Prerequisite: LA2000, or permission of the Department.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

LA3200B/4904B: Latin Poetry Selections (Pogorzelski)
A selection of Latin poetry. The course will also provide critical review of Latin grammar and syntax. Through close reading of the text, students will become proficient in translation and gain a deeper appreciation of how philological detail contributes to broader thematic issues within Latin literature.
Prerequisite: LA2000, or permission of the Department.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course