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CLAN2201 Greek 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit is an introduction to Ancient Greek for students who have never before studied this language or who have had minimal instruction in it. It introduces students primarily to the changing forms of Greek words (their 'inflected morphology') and in so doing provides a grounding in basic grammar which is of fundamental benefit to English expression (as well as being of great utility for the acquisition of other modern languages). The unit focuses on the form of Greek in ordinary use (hence known as 'Koine', the Greek for 'common') in the first century AD and which was used to write the New Testament. As a simplified form of the Attic Greek written in Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, this is an ideal introduction to the ancient language. It is taught through formal grammar exercises and through the translation of simple extracts from ancient texts.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) recognise and describe the forms and functions of a basic variety of Greek nouns, adjectives, pronouns and verbs; (2) demonstrate understanding of elementary Greek sentence structure (syntax); (3) translate from Greek, without the aid of dictionaries, simple passages composed of a set vocabulary; (4) compose simple Greek sentences from a set vocabulary; and (5) use correct grammatical terminology in the analysis of Greek words and sentences.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class tests, and (2) end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Neil O'Sullivan
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit or any Level 1 CLAH unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GREE1151 Beginners' Greek I
Contact hours
3 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.