Undergraduate Course: Greek 2A (GREE08007)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The main objective of Greek 2A is to advance further 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.
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, to a more advanced level than first year Greek.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Greek 1B (GREE08004) OR
Greek 1D (GREE08006)
||Other requirements|| Or at the course organiser's discretion.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 35,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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. 2500 words at the end of the teaching term, and tutorial work throughout the teaching term.
Degree Examination: one 2-hour paper.
Failure to submit the essay will result in a Force Fail for the course, even if the overall mark is above 40.
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Greek 2A||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Greek 2A||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Greek language, more advanced than their experience in 1c/d or 1a/b;
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations an enhanced ability to locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations an ability to analyze and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages;
- 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.
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
|Keywords||Greek 2A / Intermediate Classical Greek
|Course organiser||Dr Calum MacIver
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
|Course secretary||Miss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501