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GK2002   The Landscape of Greek Poetry (A)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10.00 am

This module, designed to follow on from GK2001, offers a carefully balanced combination of literary and linguistic study. Students will study a diverse range of ancient poetry in the original Greek, starting with Homer's Iliad. It then introduces students to key genres of the Greek poetic tradition, including lyric, elegy and drama. Classes will cover both detailed study of the set texts in their cultural context and linguistic/translation exercises designed to enhance students' knowledge of Greek.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GK2001

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take GK2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 or 4 classes.

Scheduled learning hours: 36

Guided independent study hours: 164

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (essay, 20%; 3 class tests, 30%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 80%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 20%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr A G Long
Module teaching staff: Team taught