UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CLAN4103 Ancient Greek Language and Literature

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Classics and Ancient History [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content This unit involves intensive study of literary ancient Greek texts in the original language. Students translate the set work(s) independently, thereby developing their command of the language. They perform philological, literary and historical criticism in dialogue with relevant modern scholarship and learn to set the texts in their wider cultural, intellectual, historical and literary contexts. The unit thus prepares students for research in Greek literature and language at postgraduate level.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) independently and critically translate and analyse texts; (2) become increasingly capable of posing productive research questions to extend knowledge about Greek texts and carry out independent research which builds a foundation for postgraduate study in topics related to Greek literature and language; (3) critically evaluate ancient and modern approaches to Greek language and literature; and (4) display highly developed analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an end-of-semester examination; (2) a research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Neil O'Sullivan
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Classics and Ancient History and CLAN3204 Greek 4
Incompatibility: GREE7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Greek), GREE7482 Honours Seminar 2 (Greek), GREE7483 Honours Seminar 3 (Greek), GREE7484 Honours Seminar 4 (Greek)
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/CLAN4103/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/CLAN4103/SEM-2/2017

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