Greek 2A:Intermediate Greek 1 GREEK2001

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on the linguistic skills acquired at Beginners' Greek and will enable students to read select works of Greek literature in the original language.

Timetable

3x1hr seminars over 10 weeks (choice of times) as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 or above in Greek 1B (GREEK1002), but a student having previous knowledge of Greek judged sufficient by the Head of Subject may be admitted direct to 2A

Excluded Courses

Advanced Greek for Honours 1 (GREEK4001); Advanced Greek for Postgraduates 1 (GREEK5001)

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Class test (50 minutes) - 20%

Commentary exercise (2000 words) - 20%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to:  

■ Enable students to develop skills to read continuous literary texts in the original language

■ Enhance students reading skills with both prepared and unprepared materials

■ Consolidate knowledge and understanding of Greek grammar and syntax  

■ Expand your Greek vocabulary  

■ Interpret texts through close linguistic, literary and historical analysis

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

■ translate continuous passages of straightforward Greek into English  

■ translate accurately any prescribed passage from the set texts  

■ use lexica and commentaries for independent reading of texts  

■ recognise and classify linguistic forms from prepared and unprepared material  

■ relate texts to their historical and cultural contexts  

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.