Basic Greek For Postgraduates 1 GREEK5003
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course aims to introduce those with no or very little previous knowledge of ancient Greek to the forms and structure of the language, and to develop the ability of students to read simple passages in ancient Greek.
Four one-hour sessions per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level
New Testament Greek 1 (TRS1004); Greek 1A (GREEK1001; Basic Greek for Honours 1 (GREEK4003))
Class tests (50 minutes) - 25%
Exam (2-hour duration) - 75%
Main Assessment In: December
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
in-class tests are not available for reassessment
The course aims to:
■ Introduce students to key concepts in the study of Greek language
■ Familiarise students with the basic features of the forms and structure of Greek
■ Equip students with a basic Greek vocabulary,
■ Enable students to comprehend and translate into English simple Greek sentences
■ Enable students to supply the correct forms of Greek words within a given context
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Apply their knowledge of basic Greek grammar, morphology and syntax, and specified Greek vocabulary, to translate simple sentences from Greek into idiomatic English,
■ Answer questions about the forms of Greek words used in simple Greek sentences,
■ Supply the correct forms of individual Greek words in simple, pre-constructed Greek sentences.
■ Apply research, interpretative and argumentative skills in coursework
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.