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GK1002 Greek Literature for Beginners

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2015/6
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:10.00 am

This module is designed to follow on from GK1001. As such, GK1002 comprises language classes intended to supplement the topics covered in semester 1 and to prepare students for the challenge of reading and interpreting Greek literature. One prose set text will be studied in the original Greek in such a way as both to enhance the linguistic confidence of students and to explore literary and cultural issues arising from the works. The current set text is a speech by Lysias (written for a sensational murder trial), which opens up a range of themes important for the larger history of Greek literature in its historical context.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classics, Classical Studies, Greek Degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):GK1001, or equivalent knowledge of Greek.
UG Anti-requisite(s):GK1006
UG Modules required for:GK2003, GK3021, GK3022


Optional for all Taught Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Classics except Greek

PG Anti-requisite(s):GK1006
PG Modules required for:GK2003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 classes
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 44
  • Guided independent study: 156

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 = 50%, Coursework = 50% (4 class tests)
UG Re-Assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (4 class tests)


Module Co-ordinator:Dr J Coderch
Module Lecturer(s)/Tutor(s):Dr J Coderch