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

Undergraduate Course: Greek 1Ha (GREE10017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis Honours course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of classical Greek.
Course description 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. Students taking Greek 1Ha will attend class with Greek 1A, but will be required in addition to produce an assignment that conforms in length and quality to other honours course requirements. This assignment uses their developing linguistic knowledge to deepen their understanding of their main degree subject, whether that is Classical Literature, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. The assignment will thus be one that combines language skills with the other skills acquired during the degree, the one reinforcing and developing the other.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Greek 1A (GREE08003)
Other requirements This course introduces absolute beginners to the morphology and syntax of Classical Greek. It is not available to Honours students with prior knowledge of the language. If in doubt PTs should contact the Course Organiser who will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they meet the requirements.
Additional Costs 1 course text, c. 30.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  3
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 144 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
Weekly Coursework (best six of eight) (30%)
Midterm Coursework (30%)
End of term Coursework (30%)
Supplementary Coursework (10%)
Feedback Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they have a sound understanding of the essentials of classical Greek grammar and syntax;
  2. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can translate from the original Greek texts into English, as well as basic sentences from English into Greek;
  3. demonstrate, by way of coursework, basic skills in understanding classical Greek literary texts in the original language;
  4. demonstrate, by way of coursework, the ability to apply these skills to deepen their understanding of the ancient world.
Reading List
Balme, M. and G. Lawall (2016) Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book I, Oxford, revised 3rd edition. ISBN: 9780190607661

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Students taking Greek 1Ha will attend class with Greek 1A, but will be required in addition to produce an assignment that conforms in length and quality to other honours course requirements. This assignment uses their developing linguistic knowledge to deepen their understanding of their main degree subject, whether that is Classical Literature, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. The assignment will thus be one that combines language skills with the other skills acquired during the degree, the one reinforcing and developing the other.
KeywordsGreek 1Ha / Elementary Classical Greek
Contacts
Course organiserDr Richard Rawles
Tel:
Email: Richard.Rawles@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Katherine Perry
Tel:
Email: kperry2@ed.ac.uk
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