Houston Baptist University Catalog

Classical Greek (CLAS) Course Descriptions


CLAS 1351 Classical Greek I
Elementary introduction to the fundamentals of Classical, principally Attic, Greek. Topics include alphabet, pronunciation, basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax, and practice in reading elementary Classical Greek. Graded reading material is adapted from classical texts and cultivates an appreciation of Classical literature and culture.

CLAS 1352 Classical Greek II
Prerequisite: CLAS 1351
Continuation of elementary Classical Greek sequence. Topics include continued study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax, reading more difficult Greek, and gaining greater appreciation of Classical literature and culture.

CLAS 2311 Classical Greek III
PREREQ: CLAS 1352
This course has three main goals: to develop proficiency in reading Classical Greek, to strengthen command of Greek grammar and ocabulary, and to explore key features of Classical Greek life and culture. Students read extended selections in the original Greek prose/poetry; classroom discussion addresses cultural and historical issues while also reviewing grammar, stylistics, and poetics.

CLAS 2351 Classical Greek III
Prerequisite: CLAS 1352
An intermediate course in Classical Greek with three main goals: to develop proficiency in reading Classical Greek; to strengthen command of Classical Greek grammar and vocabulary; and, to explore key features of Greek life and culture. Students read extended selections in original Greek prose. Classroom discussion addresses cultural and historical issues while also reviewing grammar.