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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: Greek Text Seminar 3 (PGHC11386)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is intended to focus on a single text (or corpus of texts), in a multi-disciplinary fashion: texts will be examined from the point of view of textual and historical elucidation, and literary and theoretical criticism. The intention is that students are given exposure to a variety of critical approaches, which they can apply or respond to in their own future work in Greek literature. The texts may change with the course teacher and student interest on each outing of the course to give maximum scope for research-led teaching.
Course description There is no fixed syllabus as the core text (or texts) may change on an annual basis, which will determine the syllabus. Thus, no specific course outline can be given because the choice of author(s) and text(s) that shape the teaching programme is not fixed in advance. However, the course will cover (where applicable):

- Issues of translation
- Issues of textual criticism
- Issues of textual transmission
- Issues of intertextuality
- Issues of dating
- Issues of authorship
- Issues of intellectual development
- Issues of genre
- Issues of historical context
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStandard VS pre-reqs for this level in this Subject Area
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 022, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be normally be assessed by means of one essay in the range of 4000-5000 words, though some variation may be permitted depending on the specific course topic. (For example, students might write a commentary on part of the text of equivalent length to the essay; or work on a manuscript might take the form of a report, collation and discussion instead of an essay of equivalent length). Students can expect written feedback and individual consultation on their coursework.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, a detailed knowledge of the studied text or texts and the relevant literary and historical contexts;
  2. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon a range of scholarship concerning the text studied
  3. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, an ability to understand and apply specialised research or professional skills, techniques and practices considered in the course, including (e.g.) textual and literary criticism
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in oral and written form in written coursework and group discussion by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence and methodologies considered in the course
  5. Demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, originality and independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers; and a considerable degree of autonomy.
Reading List
There is no fixed reading list as the course content (i.e. the studied text/s) will change with each outing of the course. The relevant information will be available from the course teacher and will be clearly indicated in the course booklet.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills At the end of the course the student will be able, through written examination, coursework, oral presentation and class discussion, to demonstrate:
- his/her analytical skills
- his/her linguistic skills
- his/her ability to recognise and focus on important aspects of complex material/s
- his/her ability to argue lucidly
KeywordsGreek Text Sem 3
Course organiserDr Richard Rawles
Course secretaryMrs Shannon McMillan
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