In the Agora, Athens, Greece
Professor Nancy Ruff
Office: Peck Hall 2224; 650-3649
Office Hours: M 3:15-4:15 and by appt.
Objective Requirements Text Grading Attendance Schedule
Objective: The goal of this course is to introduce students to ancient Greek language (Attic Greek) and culture.
You will be required to
language lab work each week.
master the grammar, vocabulary and other information in each chapter assignment listed on the schedule.
take two unit tests and a final exam
complete two hours' study (100 minutes) on
take plentiful quizzes
submit all written homework by 4:30PM to the Digital Dropbox on Blackboard and print a copy for use during class discussion.
Text: Balme, Maurice and Gilbert Lawall. Athenaze, Book 1. Oxford University Press, 2003 .
unit tests (20% each) 40%
final exam 25%
participation, homework, quizzes, and lab 35%
Attendance: Attendance in class is vital to mastering the language. Absence will negatively affect a student's grade.
Students should master the material in the section indicated for each day and complete assigned written exercises by the time the class meets. Mastery includes memorization of forms, understanding of grammar, and memorization of vocabulary. There will be regular quizzes, sometimes unannounced.
8/25 Introduction to the course. The Alphabet and Punctuation (viii-xi)
8/27 Chapter 1
9/1 Labor Day; University closed.
9/3 Chapter 2a
9/8 Quiz on Chapters 1-2.. Chapter 3a
9/10 Chapter 3b
9/15 Chapter 4a
9/17 Chapter 4b; Review for Unit Test #1
9/22 Unit Test #1
9/24 Chapter 5a
9/29 Chapter 5a
10/1 Chapter 5b
10/6 Chapter 5b
10/8 Chapter 6a.
10/13 Verb Translation Quiz; Chapter 6b
10/15 Prepare for quiz on all nouns and adjectives learned so far. In class: quiz and discussion of Chapter 7a
10/20 Chapter 7a
10/22 Chapter 7a
10/27 Chapter 7b
10/29 Chapter 8a
11/3 Review for Unit Test 2: Chapters 1-8a.
11/5 Unit Test 2
11/10 Chapter 8b
11/12 Chapter 9a
11/17 Chapter 9a
11/19 Chapter 9b
11/24 - 11-30 Thanksgiving Holiday.
12/01 Chapter 10a
12/03 Chapter 10b
12/10 Review for final
12/12 Review for final
Monday, December 15, 2008: 4:30-6:10 PM Final Exam
Note: This syllabus is subject to change at any time at the instructor's discretion. Changes will be announced in class as well as posted in Blackboard.
Learning on the areopagus