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GK4102 Greek Tragedy

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tue and Thu

This module increases the student's familiarity with Greek tragedy. Plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides are prescribed for detailed study, and students learn to address questions of content, context and staging in prepared texts, to translate passages from unprepared texts, and to address wider dramatic and generic issues.

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.
UG Anti-requisite(s):CL4402, CL4416

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 tutorial/lecture, and 1 coursework consultation hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 55%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 45%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Unseen test = 15%, Coursework = 45%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Hesk
Module teaching staff:Dr J Hesk