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GREEK 2AA3 IntermedGreekII

Academic Year: Winter 2017

Term: Winter

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Spencer Pope

Email: spope@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 704

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23378

Website:

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-11:30



Course Objectives:

This is an intermediate-level course in Ancient Greek; in it we will continue the reading of prose and poetry in the original Greek of several major authors. The course is designed to increase proficiency with original texts and familiarity with the language in general. An emphasis will be placed on grammar and syntax as well as recognizing the style of different authors. 


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

  • Barbour, Amy, “Selections from Herodotus,” (University of Oklahoma Press, 1977)
  • It is recommended that students invest in an academic-quality Ancient Greek dictionary such as “An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon: Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon” (Oxford University Press, 1993)

 


Method of Assessment:

Attendance, participation                     10%          

Preparation and assignments               20%           

Test 1                                                     20%            7 February 2017

Sight Quiz                                               5%             3 March 2017

Test 2                                                     20%            14 March 2017

Final Exam                                             25%            as scheduled by the university


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Exams and assignments will receive a letter grade based on the grading system outlined on page 25 of the Undergraduate Calendar. Grading criteria for the assignments will include factual accuracy, clarity of organization, logic of arguments, appropriate use of examples, extent of research (when applicable), and style of presentation (including grammar, punctuation and spelling). Late papers will be penalized â…“ of the letter grade per calendar day late (e.g. a B+ paper, one day late becomes a B). No make-up exams will be given unless absence was necessitated by a documented emergency; emergencies and/or absences must be processed through the student’s faculty office.

 

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from the student's own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account. All emails should be signed by the sender. Attendance in class is mandatory. Cellular telephones and other communication devices should be turned off at the beginning of lectures. Students are expected to remain for the duration of the class meeting time.

 


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

The course will begin with reading Herdotus' Histories in the orignal Greek. We aim to cover c. 30 lines of Greek in each class meeting.