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GK3021   Greek for Honours Classics 1: Special Option

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 11.00 am 4 days a week (Tue - Fri)

This module is for students who, having taken Latin in both of their first two years, but only begun Greek in their second year with GK1001 and GK1002, are entering Honours Classics or joint Honours Greek in their third year. It consists of 4000-level analysis and essay work together with consolidation of the student's prior knowledge of the Greek language, practice in translation skills, and training in techniques of literary analysis. The module will concentrate on the study of selected genres of Greek poetry and prose and aims to foster an awareness of the interrelationships between later and earlier periods of Greek literature, such as Homeric epic and the Greek literature of the Roman empire. For details of each year's prescribed texts, consult the module booklet and/or the School of Classics Honours booklet.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GK1002 and pass LT2004. Available only to students in an Honours programme in Classics

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take GK2003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Induction in Orientation Week, then 3 or 4 classes weekly.

Scheduled learning hours: 41

Guided independent study hours: 259

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (essay, 20%, 3 class tests, 40%)

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

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


Module teaching staff: Team taught