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GK1006 Greek Pastoral and Passion

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

This module, designed to follow on from GK1005, will introduce students to two new areas of Greek literature, between which there are interesting and important thematic connections: bucolic or pastoral poetry (the Idylls of Theocritus) and the romantic novel (Longus). Both these set texts will be studied in the original Greek. Classes will cover both detailed study of the set texts and linguistic/translation exercises designed to enhance students' knowledge of Greek.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

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

Pre-requisite(s):GK1005, Higher or A-level Greek or equivalent.
Modules required for:GK2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Assessment pattern

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


Module Co-ordinator:Dr C Addey
Module Lecturer(s)/Tutor(s):Team taught