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

Undergraduate Course: Greek 2B (GREE08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe main objective of Greek 2B 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.
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, to an more advanced level than first year Greek.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Greek 1B (GREE08004) OR Greek 1D (GREE08006)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students are required to pass Greek 2A (GREE08007). A student who has been registered for Greek 2B but does not pass Greek 2A 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 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 35, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Tutorial exercises (20%)
Coursework essay (2000-2500 words) (20%)
Exam (60%)
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 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;
  2. locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
  3. analyse and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages;
  4. 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 2B / 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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