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GREK111 Introductory Greek 1

A reading-based beginners’ paper covering the basic elements of Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary, designed to develop reading skills in Ancient Greek.

This is a paper for beginners in Ancient Greek, one of the world's greatest and most celebrated languages. It is designed to cover the basic elements of Greek grammar and vocabulary and to develop reading skills in the language. The method is reading-based, which means that continuous Greek texts are read from the outset based on the life of a fictional Greek family living in Athens in about 431 BCE. Grammar and vocabulary are systematically introduced through the texts and consolidated by means of exercises, with links made between Greek and English vocabulary.

Paper title Introductory Greek 1
Paper code GREK111
Subject Greek
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
The paper is suitable for students of all backgrounds.
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Jon Hall
Paper Structure
The paper covers three key themes:
  • Ancient Greek vocabulary
  • Ancient Greek grammar
  • The links between English and Greek, both linguistically and culturally
Textbooks
M. Balme & G. Lawall Athenaze (Oxford UP) vol. 1 (US edition)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, scholarship,communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of fundamental Ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar
  • The ability to understand Greek texts and translate them accurately into English
  • An enhanced understanding of English as a language
  • Skills in information processing (e.g. analysing, understanding, interpreting and thinking critically)
  • Skills in self-management and independent work (e.g. in planning, organising and managing time as you prepare for class)
  • Experience of teamwork and co-operation in small-group environments (e.g. by participating in class and engaging with classmates)
  • Development of creative problem-solving skills

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

A reading-based beginners’ paper covering the basic elements of Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary, designed to develop reading skills in Ancient Greek.

This is a paper for beginners in Ancient Greek, one of the world's greatest and most celebrated languages. It is designed to cover the basic elements of Greek grammar and vocabulary and to develop reading skills in the language. The method is reading-based, which means that continuous Greek texts are read from the outset based on the life of a fictional Greek family living in Athens in about 431 BCE. Grammar and vocabulary are systematically introduced through the texts and consolidated by means of exercises, with links made between Greek and English vocabulary.

Paper title Introductory Greek 1
Paper code GREK111
Subject Greek
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
The paper is suitable for students of all backgrounds.
Contact
classics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Sean McConnell
Paper Structure
The paper covers three key themes:
  • Ancient Greek vocabulary
  • Ancient Greek grammar
  • The links between English and Greek, both linguistically and culturally
Internal Assessment 40%
Textbooks
M. Balme & G. Lawall Athenaze (Oxford UP) vol. 1 (US edition)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Scholarship, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of fundamental Ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar
  • The ability to understand Greek texts and translate them accurately into English
  • An enhanced understanding of English as a language
  • Skills in information processing (e.g. analysing, understanding, interpreting and thinking critically)
  • Skills in self-management and independent work (e.g. in planning, organising and managing time as you prepare for class)
  • Experience of teamwork and co-operation in small-group environments (e.g. by participating in class and engaging with classmates)
  • Development of creative problem-solving skills

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22