Undergraduate Course: Plato and Justice (GREE10015)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will look at book 1 of Plato's Republic. The text will be studied and analysed in detail and interpreted in its philosophical, literary and historical context. In particular the course will be concerned to explore the nature of Greek concepts of justice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Greek 2A (GREE08007) AND
Greek 2B (GREE08008)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Advanced-level ability in Greek language and literature, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On successful completion of the course, students will:
- have read a book of ancient philosophy in Greek;
- have a thorough knowledge of the content of the book;
- have a good knowledge of the language and style of Plato;
- have an understanding of the conventions of a Platonic dialogue;
- have some knowledge of how to analyse a Platonic argument
- written communication skills
- analytical skills
- ability to deal independently with a complex body of information.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Keywords||Greek Philosophy; Greek Literature.
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582