Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Intermediate Greek for Postgraduates 1 GREEK5001

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

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.


Three one-hour sessions per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus + one x1hr supervision session

Requirements of Entry

Available to students who have achieved a grade of D or above in one of the courses listed below or at the discretion of the MSc convener

Greek 1B (GREEK1002); Basic Greek for Honours 2 (GREEK4004); Basic Greek for Postgraduates 2 GREEK5004),

Excluded Courses

Greek 2A (GREEK2001); Advanced Greek for Honours 1 (GREEK4001)




Class test (50 minutes) - 20%

Project including commentary and reflection (2,000 words)- 20%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to:


■ Begin reading continuous literary texts in the original language

■ Develop reading skills with both prepared and unprepared material

■ Consolidate knowledge and understanding of Greek grammar, syntax and vocabulary

■ Interpret texts through close linguistic, literary and historical analysis

■ Use a reading knowledge of Greek within your particular field of study and reflect upon this process

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Translate continuous passages of straightforward Greek into Englis, from both prepared and unprepared 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

■ Select and comment on a passage of Greek relevant to your research

■ Reflect upon the process of reading and commenting on this passage


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.