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Postgraduate Course: Greek Text Seminar 4 (PGHC11387)

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 will be determined 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 determine 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
Additional Costs n/a
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStandard VS pre-reqs for this level in this Subject Area
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the course successfully will be able by the end of the course to demonstrate in course work and seminar discussion:
- knowledge and understanding of the text studied, in its literary and historical context.
- understanding of a variety of critical approaches to ancient texts, and how those approaches interact.
- enhanced ability in expressing opinions on ancient literature, and in understanding and engaging with the opinions of others..
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. See also the comments on Bibliography below.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills At the end of the course the student will be able, through written examination, coursework, oral presentation and class discussion, to demonstrate:
- his/her written skills and presentation skills
- his/her analytical skills
- his/her linguistic skills
- his/her ability to recognise and focus on important aspects of complex material/s
- his/her ability to argue lucidly
KeywordsGreek Literature Classical Antiquity
Course organiserProf Douglas Cairns
Course secretaryMr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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