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GK3021 Greek for Honours Classics 1: Special Option

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:10.00 am - 11.00 am 4 days a week (Tue - Fri)

This module is for students who, having taken Latin in both of their first two years, but only begun Greek in their second year with GK1001 and GK1002, are entering Honours Classics or joint Honours Greek in their third year. It consists of 4000-level analysis and essay work together with consolidation of the student's prior knowledge of the Greek language, practice in translation skills, and training in techniques of literary analysis. The module will concentrate on the study of selected genres of Greek poetry and prose and aims to foster an awareness of the interrelationships between later and earlier periods of Greek literature, such as Homeric epic and the Greek literature of the Roman empire. For details of each year's prescribed texts, consult the module booklet and/or the School of Classics Honours booklet.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Single Honours Classics or Joint Honours Greek Degree students who passed GK1002 in their second year.

UG Pre-requisite(s):Passes at grade 11 or better in GK1002 and in LT2004
UG Anti-requisite(s):GK2003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Induction in Orientation Week, then 3 or 4 classes weekly.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 41
  • Guided independent study: 259

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 = 40%, Coursework = 60% (essay, 20%, 3 class tests, 40%)
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr A Long
Module teaching staff:Team taught