BIB 162 N. T. Greek II         Instructor: Bruce Terry
Section: 01  Room: NC 271      Day/Time: MWThF 1:00-1:50pm
Office: Stotts (NC), Room 20A  Telephone: 304/485-7384 ext. 153
Office Hours: M 2-3pm; T 10-11am; 1-2pm; 4-5pm; W 10-11am; 2-3pm;
              Th 4-5pm; F 10-11am; 2-4pm


Course Description

This course will focus on a continuation of a study of Greek grammar and vocabulary begun in Greek I. It will include the introduction of Greek grammatical concepts, the memorization of high frequency Koin Greek vocabulary, translation exercises as found in the textbook, and beginning reading from I John.

Course Objectives

  1. To improve the student's ability to read and understand Koiné Greek.
  2. To introduce the fundamentals of Greek grammar.
  3. To teach Greek vocabulary for frequently used words.
  4. To impart a better understanding of I John.
  5. To help the student understand the significance of Greek grammar as it affects understanding and exegesis.

Attendance and Tardies

Attendance in class is mandatory; it will be part of the basis for the grade given. If you cannot attend for good reason, either notify me beforehand or as soon as possible afterward. This applies even if you have an excused absence. You will be expected to do all work of any classes missed, except for pop quizzes and daily homework. If you do not intend to attend regularly, kindly withdraw from the class now.

Do NOT miss class simply because you do not have an assignment finished. Do NOT miss class if you can possibly come; save any absences for sickness or death in the family. If you have an extended illness, please contact me to let me know.

Kindly try to be a class on time. If you are consistently tardy for no good reason, I reserve the right to count three tardies as an absence.

If you have to leave early, please inform me before class. Do not schedule extra work, doctor's appointments, etc. during class time if at all possible. If you are too frequent in leaving early, I reserve the right to count early departures as a partial absence, adversely affecting your grade.

Absences may be excused if you bring me documentation that you were ill, involved in an accident, on school business, or there was a death in the immediate family. More than three hours of unexcused absences will result in your being dropped from the course. You may pay a fine and petition to be reinstated. Additional unexcused absences will result in your being dropped without future reinstatement. No credit will be given for a course in which absences, both excused and unexcused, total more than 25% of the hours of the course (i.e., more than 16 class periods).

Office Hours

I will be in my office ten hours during the week as outlined above. If you have class conflicts with my office hours, you can schedule another time with me. Appointments during office hours will be given precedence over drop-ins, but if you need to see me about something and don't have an appointment, come on up to my office and I will try to squeeze you in. If you need help, please use my office hours. You may also see me both before and after class as time permits. I will be available for extended conferences after class hours if it does not interfere with another class or chapel. No appointment will usually be necessary to see me at this time. If I am not in my office at office hours after a class, check my last classroom to see if a student has detained me there or in the computer lab since I also serve as webmaster at OVC. Please feel free to interrupt me in either situation.


Your grade for the class will be based on four major exams (including a comprehensive final exam), weekly chapter quizzes, weekly vocabulary quizzes, successful completion of chapter homework, and reading from I John. Exam questions can come from the lectures or assigned readings from either the textbook or the New Testament. The final exam will cover material from the whole course.

Class may be dismissed due to class room conflicts during Lectureship week March 28-31. Students will be expected to attend at least a one hour class or lecture for each hour missed and turn in a one-page report on the class or lecture attended. The reports will count as attendance grades.

Ten points will be given for attendance. One point will be deducted for each class missed, including those missed for illness. The only exception to this will be those who miss on official school business and have an official notice to this effect. Two grace days will be given to allow for absences due to illness and excused absences for official school business. Note well: Grace days will be applied first to excused absences.

Additional readings/quizzes/essays/maps may be assigned.

The final grade will be based on your work in the following way:

          Homework and Readings                             10%
          Attendance                                        10%
          Vocabulary Quizzes                                10%
          Chapter Quizzes                                    5%
          Major Tests                                       45%
          Final Exam                                        20%
Extra credit may raise scores within an area but will not be allowed to exceed these percentages. The teacher may assign additional reading or bonus work that will count toward not more than 4% of the total, but is not obligated to do so. Your final grade will be A, B, C, D, or F. An A will be given for an average of 100-90, a B for 89-80, a C for 79-70, a D for 69-60, and an F for any average below 60.

All work is expected to be turned in on time. If for some reason you cannot make the due date, please ask my permission to turn the work in late. Late homework is not accepted, since the answers will often be given in class. When a student is ill enough to have a doctor's excuse, adjustment may be made to the grade to exclude the homework due at that time. All homework should be done, whether it is turned in or not.

Students who are absent on exam days with good reason may schedule a make-up exam within the next week. You must ask to take a make-up exam.

Students who score less than a 70 on a major exam may petition to retake the exam within a week after grades are returned on it. The highest grade on any retake exam will be 70. Once again, you must ask to retake an exam. There will be no retakes on the final exam. Study hard for it.

Group Work and Copying

While it is permissible for students to work together in a group to complete a homework assignment, language learning is a very individual process, and all students should participate in such a process if it takes place. Do not allow a fellow student to participate in such group work if he does not materially contribute to the learning process. Do not copy your homework from anyone else, nor allow anyone else to copy your homework! Weekly exercises are worth less than 10% of the grade in this class; satisfactorily having learned the language as demonstrated on major tests is worth 65%. Do not cheat yourself or others; each should do his own work to facilitate maximal learning!

Class Reading:

Students will be expected to prepare to read aloud the Greek text and their own literal English translation of it in class. The order of reading will be random, chosen by computer, so students should prepare the whole selection every day. Reading will be graded as prepared, ill-prepared, unprepared. Students may use any helps they choose outside of class to prepare the reading, but in the class the only books permitted are the Greek text and Kubo's lexicon. Specifically, I do NOT want to see open English Bibles, translations on loose paper, or interlinears of any type, including any hand-written interlinears in the student's Greek text!

MAJOR EXAM DATES:   Exam 1 -- Friday, February 5, 1999
                    Exam 2 -- Friday, March 5, 1999
                    Exam 3 -- Friday, April 9, 1999
                    Final Exam -- Thursday, May 5, 1999
                                  8:00 - 9:50 a.m.
                     Typical Weekly Schedule
The typical week will go as follows:

Monday: Chapter Quiz and Chapter Introduction
Wednesday: Vocabulary Quiz and Chapter Discussion
Thursday: Homework Exercises or Reading in I John
Friday: Homework Continued or Major Test
                           Course Plan

WEEK ONE: Chapter 17
 1/13/99 -- Introduction to the Course
 1/14-15/99 -- Review of Aorist and Future Passive Indicative

WEEK TWO: Chapter 18
 1/18-22/99 -- Third Declinsion: Liquid and Mute Stem Nouns

WEEK THREE: Chapter 19
 1/25-29/99 -- Third Declinsion: Vowel Stem and Neuter Nouns

WEEK FOUR: Chapter 20
 2/1-4/99 -- Present and Future Participles
 2/5/99 -- Major Exam

WEEK FIVE: Chapter 21
 2/8-12/99 -- Aorist Active and Middle Participles

WEEK SIX: Chapter 22
 2/15-19/99 -- Aorist Passive Participles

WEEK SEVEN: Chapter 23
 2/22-26/99 -- Perfect and Pluperfect Tenses

WEEK EIGHT: Chapter 24
 3/1-4/99 -- Subjunctive Mood
 3/5/99 -- Major Exam


WEEK NINE: Chapter 25
 3/15-19/99 -- Imperative Mood

WEEK TEN: Chapter 26; I John 1:1-7
 3/22-26/99 -- Contract Verbs

WEEK ELEVEN: Chapter 27; I John 1:8-2:6
 3/29-31/99 -- OVC Lectureship (adjusted schedule [?])
 3/29-4/2/99 -- Pronouns

WEEK TWELVE: Chapter 28; I John 2:7-17
 4/5-8/99 -- Irregular Adjectives and Adverbs
 4/9/99 -- Major Exam
Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W"--Stick with it to the end!

WEEK THIRTEEN: Chapter 29; I John 2:18-27
 4/12-16/99 -- Verbs of the mi Conjugation

WEEK FOURTEEN: Chapter 30; I John 2:28-3:10
 4/19-23/99 -- The Article

WEEK FIFTEEN: Chapter 31; I John 3:11-18
 4/26-30/99 -- The Infinitive

WEEK SIXTEEN: Final Exam Week
            homework: study for final exam
 5/ 5/99 -- Final Exam (8:00-9:50 a.m.)

N. B.: Homework is listed before the class for which it is due!


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