GREK200/300/400-1 Directed Readings:
The New Testament
Department of Classics
The general aim of this course is to improve your
Greek reading and comprehension skills and to expose you to a variety of texts
in Greek. The specific goal of the course this semester is to read selections
from the Gospel of John.
Class will meet about 50 minutes per week. During this time we will translate, discuss
and interpret the assigned readings. You are expected to come prepared to every class.
Preparation means review of the reading from last class and work on the reading for the
next class. You are expected to spent a MINIMUM of two hours a week preparing
Your course grade will be based upon the amount of time you spend in
preparation for class, the quality of your preparation, your class performance, and an ORAL
final examination. Other assignments may be made during the course of the
semester. You may request a verbal evaluation of your performance at any time
during the term. In general, you will be graded in this course based upon the
"3 P's" of PREPARATION, PARTICIPATION, and PROGRESS.
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A word on academic honesty: You
are encouraged to work with other members of the class. However, please do not try to
recite another's translation. This is a form of plagiarism (copying someone else's work
without giving credit) which is both dishonest and ineffective for your goal of learning
At Monmouth College we
view academic dishonesty as a threat to the integrity and intellectual mission
of our institution. Any breach of the academic honesty policy Ė either
intentionally or unintentionally - will be taken seriously and may result not
only in failure in the course, but in suspension or expulsion from the college.
It is each studentís responsibility to read, understand and comply with the
general academic honesty policy at Monmouth College, as defined in the Scots
and to the specific guidelines for each course, as elaborated on the
The following areas are examples of violations of the academic honesty policy:
1. Cheating on tests, labs, etc;
2. Plagiarism, i.e., using the words, ideas, writing, or work of another without
giving appropriate credit;
3. Improper collaboration between students, i.e., not doing oneís own work on
outside assignments not specified as group projects by
4. Submitting work previously submitted in another course, without previous
authorization by the instructor.
(This list is not intended to be exhaustive.)
Caveat: This syllabus is
subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in
This webpage was prepared by Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz
of Monmouth College. If
you have any questions, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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