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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

Undergraduate: Optional for all Classics, Classical Studies, Greek Degrees Postgraduate: Optional for all Taught Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Classics except Greek

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Assessment pattern

As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (4 class tests)
Re-Assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


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