Undergraduate Course: Greek 1B (GREE08004)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course develops near-beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Greek and their skill in reading original Greek texts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Greek 1A (GREE08003)
||Other requirements|| Students are required to pass Greek 1A (GREE08003). A student who has been registered for Greek 1B but does not pass Greek 1A in the 1st Semester must contact the course organiser for his/her approval before continuing with Greek.
Students who have prior knowledge of the language should go into the advanced beginners' courses (1C and 1D). The Course Organiser will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they are in the right course. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser in advance of registering students for the course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 1 introductory Greek course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class work (40%);
one (2-hour) degree exam paper - 60%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| On successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate in course work and in the written degree examination:
- that they have a good understanding of the essentials and the more advanced aspects of Greek morphology and syntax;
- that they have an increasing fluency in translating and understanding Greek literary texts, both seen and unseen.
-that they have a basic understanding of literary critical issues in Greek texts.
In addition, they will have improved their linguistic abilities in general, and their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course is divided into two halves of five weeks each, with a guided reading week between them to allow for consolidation and for preparation for the second half of the course.
|Keywords||Greek 1B / Elementary Classical Greek
|Course organiser||Dr Giulia Biffis
Tel: (0131 6)51 1925
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
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