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

Postgraduate Course: Greek Text Seminar 1 (PGHC11279)

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 course is intended to focus on a single text (or corpus of texts), in a multi-disciplinary fashion: texts will be examined from the point of view of textual and historical elucidation, and literary and theoretical criticism. The intention is that students are given exposure to a variety of critical approaches, which they can apply or respond to in their own future work in Greek literature. The texts may change with the course teacher and student interest on each outing of the course to give maximum scope for research-led teaching.
Course description There is no fixed syllabus as the core text (or texts) may change on an annual basis, which will determine the syllabus. Thus, no specific course outline can be given because the choice of author(s) and text(s) that shape the teaching programme is not fixed in advance. However, the course will cover (where applicable):

- Issues of translation
- Issues of textual criticism
- Issues of textual transmission
- Issues of intertextuality
- Issues of dating
- Issues of authorship
- Issues of intellectual development
- Issues of genre
- Issues of historical context
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, a detailed knowledge of the studied text or texts and the relevant literary and historical contexts
  2. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon a range of scholarship concerning the text studied
  3. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, an ability to understand and apply specialised research or professional skills, techniques and practices considered in the course, including (e.g.) textual and literary criticism
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in oral and written form in written coursework and group discussion by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence and methodologies considered in the course
  5. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, originality and independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers; and a considerable degree of autonomy
Reading List
There is no fixed reading list as the course content (i.e. the studied text/s) will change with each outing of the course. The relevant information will be available from the course teacher and will be clearly indicated in the course booklet.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsGreek text seminar 1
Course organiserDr Lilah Canevaro
Course secretaryMr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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