Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Ancient Greek

Why study Ancient Greek at Missouri State University?

  • By learning Ancient Greek, you will be able to read manuscripts in their original language
  • You will have a better understanding of legal and medical terms that come from Ancient Greek.
  • You can immerse yourself in the legacy of great Greek thinkers, including Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and others.

Missouri State University offers the following courses in Ancient Greek:

Greek (GRK) courses

  • GRK 101 Elementary Ancient Greek I

    Essentials of grammar and vocabulary building through reading and writing.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 102 Elementary Ancient Greek II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRK 101.

    Continuation of GRK 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 201 Intermediate Ancient Greek I

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRK 102.

    Continuation of GRK 102 with increased emphasis on reading.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRK 201.

    Introduction to Greek literature; analysis of its subjects, forms, and ideals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 297 Special Topics in Greek

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Greek studies, including travel courses to Greek-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 301 Studies in Greek Prose

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRK 201.

    An introduction to ancient Greek prose: study of the New Testament and/or such writers as Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato, and Lysias. May be repeated once with changed content. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 302 Studies in Greek Poetry

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRK 201.

    An introduction to ancient Greek poetry: study of works by such writers as Homer, Sophocles, and Euripides. May be repeated once with changed content. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 498 Seminar Course in Ancient Greek

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRK 202 and permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in Greek literature and translation. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 503 Advanced Greek Translation

    Prerequisite: GRK 202.

    Advanced training in the skills of translating and explicating texts in classical and koine Greek. May be repeated to 9 hours if topic varies. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRK 603. Cannot receive credit for both GRK 603 and GRK 503.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRK 603 Advanced Greek Translation

    Advanced training in the skills of translating and explicating texts in classical and koine Greek. May be repeated to 9 hours if topic varies. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRK 503. Cannot receive credit for both GRK 503 and GRK 603.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings