Basic Greek For Postgraduates 2 GREEK5004

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is intended for those who have previously completed Basic Greek for Postgraduates 1 or some other appropriate course in Greek. The course will help students to build on their previous knowledge of Greek and further develop the ability of students to read and translate passages of Greek, so that on completion of this course they will be equipped to progress to reading original Greek texts.


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

Requirements of Entry

Students who have satisfactory completed either Basic Greek for Postgraduates 1, or Basic Greek for Honours 1, or Greek 1A, or at the discretion of the Head of Subject.

Excluded Courses

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




Project including translation and reflection (2,000 words) - 25%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 75%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Extend students' knowledge of the forms and structure of Greek

■ Enable students to comprehend and translate into English more advanced Greek sentences and passages

■ Introduce students to reading original Greek texts in an adapted form

■ Enable students to begin to apply their knowledge of Greek to passages of Greek relevant to their own research interests.

■ Give students the opportunity to reflect upon how they may use a reading knowledge of Greek within their own particular field of study.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Apply their knowledge of Greek grammar, morphology and syntax, and specified Greek vocabulary, to translate simple and complex sentences from Greek into idiomatic English,

■ Supply the correct forms of individual Greek words and simple phrases when asked,

■ Translate a simple unprepared passage of continuous Greek prose into idiomatic English,

■ Explain the linguistic features met in reading both prepared and unprepared Greek passages and sentences

■ Select and comment on a passage of Greek relevant to their own 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.