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GK2001   The Landscape of Greek Prose (A)

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 10.00 am

This module, designed to follow on from GK1006, studies a wide range of Greek prose texts. All set texts will be studied in the original Greek. The module starts with the Socratic dialogues of Xenophon, and then turns to Greek oratory, Greek historiography and Greek writing in the Roman empire. The module will illustrate the scope and vitality of the Greek literary tradition, and it will give students a grounding in the main genres of Greek prose writing. Classes will include both detailed study of the set texts in their cultural context and linguistic/translation exercises designed to enhance students' knowledge of Greek. The module as a whole is carefully structured so as to integrate linguistic progress with widened horizons in the student's knowledge of Greek literature.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass GK1006

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take GK2003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 or 4 classes.

Scheduled learning hours: 36

Guided independent study hours: 164

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (essay, 20%, 3 class tests, 30%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 80%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 20%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: team taught