Undergraduate Course: Greek 1A (GREE08003)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of classical Greek.
Ancient Greek is the language in which many of the basic concepts underlying Western society to this day found expression for the first time, and Greek culture and thought are at the root of many strands of modern thinking in Europe and beyond. This course will introduce absolute beginners to classical Greek in both lectures and tutorials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Greek 1C (GREE08005)
||Other requirements|| Students who have prior knowledge of the language should go into the advanced beginners' courses (1C and 1D). The Course Organiser will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they are in the right course. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser in advance of registering students for the course.
|Additional Costs|| Textbooks
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework: weekly tutorial exercises (40%)
Exam: one 2 hour paper (60%)
||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 1A||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Greek 1A||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they have a sound understanding of the essentials of classical Greek grammar and syntax;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they can translate from the original Greek texts into English, as well as basic sentences from English into Greek;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, basic skills in understanding classical Greek literary texts in the original language;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they have improved their linguistic abilities in general, and their analytical skills in particular.
|Balme, M. and G. Lawall (2016) Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book I, Oxford, revised 3rd edition. ISBN: 9780190607661|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Please note that graduate students intending to study beginners' Greek must select the Elementary Greek course (course code: PGHC11088), not Greek 1A.
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Rawles
|Course secretary||Miss Katherine Perry