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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: Intermediate Greek (PG) 2 (PGHC11270)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe main objective of Intermediate Greek is to advance the student┐s knowledge of the Classical Greek language and, building on Elementary Greek 1 and 2, and Intermediate Greek 1, to continue to develop the ability to read independently in Classical Greek with linguistic and literary understanding.
Course description The aim of this course is to consolidate and build on the elementary Greek attained by the students (either at Edinburgh or elsewhere), to build on Intermediate Greek 1, and to bring the students to the stage at which they will be able, by the end of the course, to read Greek more independently. Students will read one prose and one verse author (5 weeks for each author) in Greek, in a range of lectures and translation classes. In tutorials the students will consolidate their syntactical and linguistic knowledge with quizzes, prose composition, and literary exercises.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Intermediate Greek (PG) 1 (PGHC11269)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There will be weekly exercises (20%), one essay (40%), and an examination consisting of one two-hour paper at the end of the semester (40%).

The examination consists of one paper, consisting of three equal parts:
1. unseen translation.
2. a passage from the verse set text for translation
3. a passage from the prose set text for translation

Class work (60%). This is made up of two equal components:
1. Tutorial work (best 4 out of 5 exercises) (20%)
2. An end of term essay on one of the set texts (2000-2500 words) (40%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Greek language
  2. an enhanced ability to locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts
  3. an ability to analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages
  4. 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
Course organiserProf Niels Gaul
Tel: (0131 6)50 3776
Course secretaryMr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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