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GK4102 Greek Tragedy

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2015/6
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am - 12.00 noon Tue and 2.00 - 3.00 pm Fri

This module increases the student's familiarity with Greek tragedy. Plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides are prescribed for detailed study, and students learn to address questions of content, context and staging in prepared texts, to translate passages from unprepared texts, and to address wider dramatic and generic issues.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classics and Greek Degrees and Latin (Single and Joint, but excluding Three subject) Degrees

UG Anti-requisite(s):CL4402, CL4416

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 tutorial/lecture, and 1 coursework consultation hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 33
  • Guided independent study: 267

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 55%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 45%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Unseen test = 15%, Coursework = 45%
UG Re-Assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


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