Advanced Greek A

Course code GREK3520Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

One of four advanced level Greek courses for students intending to proceed to a major in Greek. They consist of parallel reading and grammar classes, and provide students with the opportunity to read and comprehend the major Greek classics.

Only two of the courses GREK3520, GREK3530, GREK3540, GREK3550 will be offered in any given year.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To consolidate Greek grammar points covered at 1000 level and in GREK2510

2. To apply knowledge of major grammatical constructions to the reading of texts.

3. To read and understand Greek texts of a standard suited to students who have completed 20 units at 1000 level and GREK2510: including Attic Greek of various genres including tragedy and comedy, Homer, and Herodotus.

4. To enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from ancient Greek.
ContentReading of texts (2: a minor one of prose and major one of verse [Homer, comedy, or similar]) of suitable difficulty for students who have completed 20 units of Greek at 1000 level + GREK2510.

Study of the historical, literary, and cultural content of the set texts.

Parallel study of relevant additional grammar.
Replacing Course(s)GRK 202+222 or 301+321 or 302+322. The current changes represent a rationalisation and simplification of existing offerings in line with semester offerings.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEquivalent to 20 units of Greek at 1000 level + GREK2510
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassClass examinations (total: 4 hrs): unseen and set readings: a test of ability to translate seen and unseen passages 50%
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay (1250 words) 20%
Other: (please specify)Exercises to test grammar points related to set texts 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term