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GK1005 Greek Language and Literature 1

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

This module is designed for students who have already taken ancient Greek to Higher, A level or equivalent standard. Set texts for this module will be studied in the original Greek prose and verse. Classes will cover both detailed study of the set texts and linguistic/translation exercises designed to enhance students’ knowledge of Greek. The overall aims of the module are to build up the confidence of students in reading and interpreting Greek literature in its historical and cultural context. Students will read one work of Greek prose and one work of Greek verse.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classical Studies, Classics, Greek Degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):Higher or A-level Greek or equivalent.
UG Anti-requisite(s):GK1001
UG Modules required for:GK1006


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

PG Pre-requisite(s):Higher or A-level Greek or equivalent.
PG Anti-requisite(s):GK1001
PG Modules required for:GK1006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 or 4 classes.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 34
  • Guided independent study: 166

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 80%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 20%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (essay, 20%; 3 class tests, 30%)
UG Re-Assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (essay, 20%; 3 class tests, 30%)


Module Co-ordinator:Dr K Mantzouranis
Module Lecturer(s)/Tutor(s):Team taught