Greek Honours II
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
GREK4550 is a semester-length course, usually studied in the first semester of an Honours programme. It focuses on the examination in class of the language and literature of the ancient Greek world (Homer until the early centuries AD), aimed at an in-depth understanding of various aspects of the Greek world enhanced by a sensitive understanding of original Greek literature.
1. In depth understanding of the Greek language and the way in which it was employed for literary, historical, and philosophical purposes, and of the methodologies appropriate to the study of ancient Greek texts.
2. Ability to understand, interpret and criticise complex ideas and texts.
3. Ability to research and interpret issues in a chosen discipline at nationally recognised levels of competence, and to present results with clarity and effectiveness, primarily in written form.
4. Preparation for work-place situations that require an exceptional level of literacy, analytical skills, and capacity to argue.
5. Preparation for high-level research into the classical world, or for other research employing similar skills.
6. Qualification for postgraduate research degrees in Classics and related areas.
The content of the Greek Honours programme is fixed each year by consultation between the staff and intending students. Options are ordinarily centred on the in-depth study of a particular Greek author or authors, largely in the original language.
NB: Students are also expected to attend the Disciplines' staff/students research seminars.
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses. If you enrolled prior to 2009, you will be able to complete your Honours program as it stood at your time of enrollment, this being:
- Your thesis will be 8,000 words.
- You do not need to adhere to the requirement of 50% thesis and 50% coursework. Your assessment will consist of thesis (20%), 6 research assignments of 2,000 words and 2 x 3 hour Class Examinations (80%).
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
An undergraduate major sequence in Greek or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Self Directed Learning
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term