Advanced Greek D

Course code GREK3550Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This is one of four advanced level Greek courses for students intending to proceed to a major in Greek. These courses 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

ObjectivesThis course aims to develop the student's ability to:

1. Consolidate Greek grammar points covered at 1000 level and in GREK2510

2. Apply knowledge of major grammatical constructions to the reading of texts.

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

4. Enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from ancient Greek.
ContentReading of texts (2: one of prose [Plato or similar] and one of verse) 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)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEquivalent to 20 units of Greek at 1000 level + GREK2510
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class2 x one-hour Class Tests mid and end of course 20%
Essays / Written Assignments1500-word essay, 20%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionAssessment of class performance and participation, continuous throughout semester 40%
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term