Greek Language and Literature

Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures
https://cultures.rice.edu
207 Rayzor Hall
713-348-4868

Christian J. Emden
Department Chair
emden@rice.edu

The minor in Greek Language and Literature is part of the program in Classical Studies in the department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures.  This minor is an opportunity to pursue a well-defined course of study in ancient Greek language, from the elementary to advanced level, and in ancient Greek authors and texts and their cultural contexts.

Greek Language and Literature does not currently offer an academic program at the graduate level.

Chair

Christian J. Emden

Program Advisor

Hilary S. Mackie

Professors

Scott McGill
Donald R. Morrison
Harvey E. Yunis

Associate Professor

Hilary S. Mackie

Assistant Professor

Sophie Crawford-Brown

Lecturer

Ted Somerville

For Rice University degree-granting programs:
To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog
To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule

Greek (GREE)

GREE 101 - ELEMENTARY GREEK I

Short Title: ELEMENTARY GREEK I

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Reading-based introduction to ancient Greek. Readings include passages from classical and New Testament authors. Explanation and analysis of basic grammar, including comparison with English grammar. Besides translating Greek to English (and vice versa), we will consider the language and literature in their historical context, and practice reading ancient Greek aloud. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

GREE 102 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II

Short Title: ELEMENTARY GREEK II

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of GREE 101. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

GREE 201 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK I: PROSE

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE GREEK I: PROSE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Review of forms and syntax. Readings from Plato.

GREE 202 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK: EURIPIDES MEDEA/BIBLICAL KOINE

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE GREEK

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Section 1 reads Euripides or Sophocles. Section 2 reads excerpts from New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian writers. Includes review of forms and syntax.

GREE 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Laboratory, Lecture, Seminar, Independent Study, Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 302 - HOMER

Short Title: HOMER

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open to third and fourth year undergraduates. An opportunity to read the Iliad/Odyssey in the original Greek. Includes review of forms and syntax as well as discussion of Homeric dialect, meter, poetics, and oral tradition. May be repeated (once) for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 502. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 302 if student has credit for GREE 502. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 305 - PLATO, ARISTOTLE, OR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

Short Title: PLATO,ARISTOTLE,NEW TSTMNT GRK

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Greek prose for third or fourth year undergraduates. Choice of texts flexible depending on the needs and interests of those enrolled. Includes review of forms and syntax. Continuation of GREE 301, with additional texts. May be repeated for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 505. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 305 if student has credit for GREE 505. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 306 - ADVANCED GREEK: POETRY

Short Title: ADVANCED GREEK: POETRY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is intended for students with at least two prior years of Greek. The course will focus on Greek poetic texts, with an emphasis on Attic tragedy. The course will emphasize poetic vocabulary and grammar, meter, and performance contexts. Texts change each semester. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 307 - ADVANCED GREEK: PROSE

Short Title: ADVANCED GREEK: PROSE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is intended for students with at least two prior years of Greek. The course will focus on prose texts, with an emphasis on fifth- and fourth- century authors. The course will emphasize vocabulary, grammar, and historical contexts. Texts change each semester, repeatable for credit. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 492 - DIRECTED READING

Short Title: DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent work for qualified juniors and seniors in genres or authors not presented in other courses. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 502 - HOMER

Short Title: HOMER

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Open to graduate students. Read the Iliad/Odyssey in the original Greek. Review of forms and syntax. Discussion of Homeric dialect, meter, poetics, and oral tradition. Requirement beyond GREE 302: oral presentation analyzing diction and poetic formulas in a specific passage. Repeatable (once) for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 302. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 502 if student has credit for GREE 302. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 503 - DIRECTED READING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: DIRECTED READING GRAD STUDENTS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 504 - DIRECTED READING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: GR STUDENTS DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary. Offered in the spring semester. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 505 - PLATO, ARISTOTLE, OR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

Short Title: PLATO,ARISTOTLE,NEW TSTMNT GRK

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Greek prose for graduate students in related disciplines. Choice of texts flexible depending on the needs and interests of those enrolled. Includes review of forms and syntax. Continuation of GREE 501, with additional texts. Additional work required beyond GREE 305, in the form of an oral presentation analyzing the language and style of one or more text in terms of its historical, social, and generic context. May be repeated for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 305. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 505 if student has credit for GREE 305. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Laboratory, Lecture, Seminar, Independent Study, Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Visiting Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

 
 

Description and Code Legend

Note: Internally, the university uses the following descriptions, codes, and abbreviations for this academic program. The following is a quick reference: 

Course Catalog/Schedule

  • Course offerings/subject code for Greek: GREE

Department Description and Code

  • Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures: MCLC

Undergraduate Minor Description and Code

  • Minor in Greek Language and Literature: GRLL

CIP Code and Description1

  • GRLL Minor: CIP Code/Title: 16.1202 - Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature