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Undergraduate Course: Greek 1B (GREE08004)

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
SummaryThis course develops near-beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Greek and their skill in reading original Greek texts.
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 advance near-beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Greek and their skill in reading original Greek texts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Greek 1A (GREE08003)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Greek 1D (GREE08006)
Other requirements Students are required to pass Greek 1A (GREE08003). A student who has been registered for Greek 1B but does not pass Greek 1A in the 1st Semester must contact the Course Organiser for their approval before continuing with Greek 1B.

Student who have studied the language extensively in the past (GCSE, at least, or equivalent) should normally enrol in Greek 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.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 1 introductory Greek course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  41
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 141 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
Weekly exercises (40%)

Two hour 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a good understanding of the essentials and the more advanced aspects of Greek morphology and syntax;
  2. have an increasing fluency in translating and understanding Greek literary texts;
  3. have a basic understanding of literary critical issues in Greek texts;
  4. improved their linguistic abilities in general, and their analytical skills.
Reading List
Balme, M., and G. Lawall, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Oxford (2nd edition, 2004).
Campbell, M. Classical Greek Prose: A Basic Vocabulary, Bristol.
Morwood, J., Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek, Oxford.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsGreek 1B / Elementary Classical Greek
Course organiserDr Richard Rawles
Course secretaryMr Rob Hutchinson
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