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 Course Title:   Koine Greek I

 Title Abbreviation:   KOINE GREEK I

 Department:    GREEK

 Course #:    121

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

This study of ancient Greek will take into account aspects of language development. Fundamentals of pronunciation, grammatical forms, and syntax will be developed through contrasting analysis of Greek and English. This form of ancient Greek is the common (Koine) Alexandrian Greek, formulated by linguistic scholars in the 4th Century B.C.E.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
PLU Greek 101
UW Greek 101
WWU Greek 101

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. The student should be able to both parse and conjugate nouns and verbs.
  2. The student should be able to translate simple sentences and read from a New Testament epistle.
  3. The student should be able to verbalize common Greek vocabulary and understand simple vocabulary (20-50 words).
  4. The student will be able to understand the times and peoples of the spreak of Hellenism throughout the ancient world.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.
4.6 Utilize ethical practice in relation to diverse communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Alphabet, the verb (present, indicative, active), first declension nouns, the definite article, second declension nouns, the negative, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns (personal and demonstrative).
  2. History: instruction in the rise of Macedonian rule under Alexander's Invention of the Hellenistic language (Koine).
  3. Reading Comprehension: readings in the New Testament, Flavius Josephus, Thuclydides, Eurypides, and Xenopnon.