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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Greek

Undergraduate Course: Greek 1C (GREE08005)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe main objective of Greek 1C is to advance the student┐s knowledge of the Classical Greek language and to develop the ability to read independently in Classical Greek with linguistic and literary understanding.
Course description This course will focus on Greek grammar and syntax, unseen translation from Greek to English, and reading and interpretation of prescribed prose and verse texts. In lectures attention is paid to linguistic and literary aspects of the texts, to cultural and historical contexts, and to generic affiliations. In tutorials attention is paid to the honing of students┐ expertise in the reading and writing of Greek, and in literary and textual criticism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Greek 1A (GREE08003)
Other requirements SCE Higher or A-level or equivalent in Classical Greek.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  22
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 140 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework: this is made up of two components accounting each for 20% of the total mark, i.e. one coursework essay of c. 2000 words at the end of the teaching term, and tutorial work throughout the teaching term.
Degree Examination: one 2-hour paper.
Feedback Students will receive written feedback on their coursework; in the case of tutorial exercises, this will be within days of handing in the work. There is further scope for discussion of feedback with the Course Organiser, Lecturers, Instructors or Tutors in lectures, tutorials, office hours, or by appointment.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Greek 1C2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Greek 1C2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate in coursework and examination a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Greek language;
  2. demonstrate in coursework and examination an enhanced ability to locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
  3. demonstrate in coursework and examination an ability to analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages;
  4. demonstrate especially in their coursework essay an ability to locate and use relevant forms of primary and secondary evidence in building up a coherent and relevant argument.
Reading List
Denniston, J.D. (1954) The Greek Particles, Oxford.
Goodwin, W.W. (1965 repr. from 1875) Syntax of the Greek Moods and Tenses (Walton-on-Thames).
Goodwin, W. W. (1997 repr. from 1894) Greek Grammar, Walton-on-Thames.
Probert, P. (2003) A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, London.
Smyth, H.W. (1979) Greek Grammar, Cambridge, Mass.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements 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.
KeywordsGreek 1C / Intermediate Classical Greek
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
Email: Simon.Trepanier@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Summer Wight
Tel: (0131 6)50 4580
Email: Summer.Wight@ed.ac.uk
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