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NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
GRE 101-102 - INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT GREEK I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces ancient Greek language. Designed to prepare the student for early readings in Hellenic or Hellenistic literature. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

Students learn to function in the language within a limited context of vocabulary and structures. The course includes a general introduction to Greek culture and literary selections from Hellenic, Hellenistic, or Homeric literature.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY

Functional fluency in English. It is suggested that the student be qualified for English 111.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

    1. The development of the ability to read Greek and an introduction to reading selections in rearrangements and recombinations of words and expressions already encountered.
    2. The development of the ability to write accurately what the student has learned to read.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

The student will learn the structure of the Greek language in a prescribed sequence beginning with the simplest structures and working toward the more complex. Students learn correct Greek pronunciation.

OPTIONAL TOPICS

The development of the awareness of cultural patterns, including historical developments, and contributions to the arts and sciences.


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