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GK4100 Greek Prose Composition

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:12.00 noon - 1.00 pm Tue and Fri

This module will deal with the different ways in which students may make use of their knowledge of Greek in order to produce both translations from English texts into grammatically correct Greek and also free compositions directly in Greek. This will involve a more active process of language learning than is required for translation from Greek into English, though it will also have benefits for the reading of original texts. The content of the module will deal with all syntactical aspects of the Greek language that need special study for effective translation into Greek: particles, participles, the treatment of abstract nouns, equivalence between English and Greek idioms, etc.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classics and Greek Degrees and Latin (Single and Joint, but excluding Three subject) Degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):40 credits from GK2001, GK2003, GK2003, GK2004, including one pass at 11 or better, or a pass in GK3022, or evidence of equivalent linguistic achievement.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 x 1-hour seminars and 1 coursework consultation hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 278

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (2 class tests)
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Coderch
Module teaching staff:Dr J Coderch