Greek MA

Greek 1A: Basic Greek 1 GREEK1001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

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.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11am over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

Excluded Courses

New Testament Greek 1 (TRS1004); Basic Greek for Honours 1 (GREEK4003) Basic Greek for Postgraduates 1 (GREEK5003)




Class Tests (50 minutes) - 25%

Examination (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.

Course Aims

 This 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.

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.