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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Greek

Undergraduate Course: Greek 1D (GREE08006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe main objective of Greek 1D is to advance 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.
Course description 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Greek 1C (GREE08005)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Greek 1B (GREE08004)
Other requirements Students must have SCE Higher or A-level or equivalent in Classical Greek.
Students are required to pass Greek 1C (GREE08005). A student who has been registered for Greek 1D but does not pass Greek 1C in the 1st Semester must contact the course organiser for his/her approval before continuing with Greek.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:

Tutorial Exercises (20%)
2,000 word Essay (20%)
Final Assessment (60%)

Failure to submit the essay will result in a Force Fail for the course, even if the overall mark is above 40.
Feedback 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.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate in coursework a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Greek language;
  2. demonstrate in coursework an enhanced ability to locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
  3. demonstrate in coursework an ability to analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages;
  4. 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.
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
KeywordsGreek 1D / Intermediate Classical Greek
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
Email: Simon.Trepanier@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
Email: Sara.Dennison@ed.ac.uk
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