Advanced Greek GREEK3001

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on text-reading skills acquired at level two and proceeds to more detailed critical investigation of texts, along with more advanced language skills. This course provides a bridge to Honours for those who have entered directly into level two Greek and proceeded satisfactorily.


Weekly seminars and 1 fortnightly class over 20 weeks (30 hours) as scheduled on MyCampus. This level three class is taught jointly with Honours options in Greek and may not run every year. The options running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

"A minimum of one B3 in either Greek 2A or Greek 2B (GREEK2001 and GREEK2002), with a minimum of C3 in the other level two course; or at the discretion of the Head of Subject."

Excluded Courses





Exam 1 (2 hour duration) - 35%

Exam 2 (2 hour duration) - 35%

Essay (3000 words) - 30%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Introduce detailed study of texts in the Greek language

■ Familiarise students with a range of genres and their convention and idioms

■ Develop essay-writing and commentary skills in relation to Greek texts

■ Deepen acquaintance with the Greek language and provide strategies for approaching unfamiliar texts in Greek

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Translate prepared Greek texts from a range of genres into English, with due regard to idiom and register

■ Identify literary, historical and cultural points in the text and comment insightfully upon them

■ Develop an extended critical argument about two or more texts in essay form

■ Translate from texts that have not been prepared with due regard to idiom and register

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.