Greek I Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Amarillo Bible Chair, 2501 S Jackson Street 

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GREE-1311-001 Greek I


Course Description

Fundamentals of the Greek language. Consists of the study of Greek grammar and the development of vocabulary.

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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Bruce M. Metzger, Lexical Aids for Students of NT Greek, 1999.  

Nestle-Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece. 27th Edition, Peabody: Hendriksen, 2007


Textbook, dictionary, pens, pencils, notebook paper or notebook for note taking, access to a computer to complete assignments, review class material, etc.

Student Performance

Student Learning Outcomes (Exemplary Educational Objectives):

  1. The following are the learning objectives of all GREE 1311 classes taught at Amarillo College.  The emphasis of these objectives concerns the learning and analysis of Greek grammar and syntax.
  2. To demonstrate a knowledge of the Koine Greek vocabulary used in the first century.
  3. To understand, recite and explain noun, adjective, and pronoun declensions, cases, genders, and number.
  4. To respond critically by using the Greek grammar and syntax of Greek text.
  5. To articulate and explain the primary and secondary verb endings, as well as mood and voice, as these matters are covered in the course.
  6. To develop an awareness of the formation and function of prepositions, participles, particles, and adverbs, as these matters are covered in the course.
  7. To demonstrate a knowledge of morphology (word construction), pronunciation, and syntax (sentence construction), even though exact pronunciation is not a criteria for successfully completing this course.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Expected Student Behavior

Grading Criteria

Course Grade Breakdown:                                       Course Grade Scale:

Quizzes                            60%                                   90-100     A

Exercises & Attendance   25%                                   80-89       B

Final Exam                       15%                                    70-79      C

                                       100%                                    60-69      D

                                                                                      0-59      F


Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class.  Unexcused absences totaling more than two days of class time will result in the loss of one letter grade for the semester.  Absences may be made up, but it is your responsibility to find out what is required and all make-up work must be completed prior to the last week of classes.  


Week 1: July 6-8

  1. Introduction to Greek; emphasis on pronunciation
  2. "Why study the Greek World?", Great Courses, Dr. Robert Garland
  3. "Greek Language, Literacy, and Writing," Garland, lecture #22
  4. Alphabet; Great Courses, Lecture #1, 30 minutes, Dr. Mueller
  5. "The Greek Alphabet," Word Studies Made Simple, Grubbs & Kimmitt, pg. 12-19

Week 2: July 12-15

  1. Greek prepositions; Lexical Aids, page 80; handout by Woods
  2. Definition of terms in Greek & English sentence structure
  3. Review Greek alphabet; writing and pronunciation

Week 3: July 19-22

  1. Lexical Aids, Bruce Metzger; word frequency in Greek NT
  2. Learning these words builds your Greek vocabulary

Week 4: July 26-29

  1. Tools to study/research Greek language of NT
  2. Think about what words are behind the English words
  3. Word Studies Made Simple, Grubbs and Kimmitt, 2012, pgs. 12-62
  4. Gems from Greek, Basil Overton; several such useful books
  5. Hands-on and eyes-on use of some important research books
  6. Think of what word(s) you want to research

Week 5: August 2-5

  1. Listen to reading of Greek in John and 1 John
  2. Continue with Lexical Aids, word frequency; build vocabulary

Week 6: August 9-12

  1. Prepare for final exam; requirements
  2. Review needed areas to build knowledge and confidence
  3. Goal: be able to do some research in the language and recognize some Greek forms and word meaning

The course requirements and calendar outlined above are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.  Students will be notified in class, at AC Connect, or by email if any changes have to be made to these course requirements or to the course outline.

Additional Information

Syllabus Created on:

06/22/21 1:46 PM

Last Edited on:

06/30/21 10:19 AM