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PHI2200: Greek Philology 1
|Person responsible for the course:||Jens Braarvig (Jens.Braarvig@mf.no)|
|Credit points (ECTS):||15|
|Start of studies:||Autumn|
|Study programme:||Bachelor's degree programme - Religion and Society|
|Department:||Department of Education, Religion and Society|
This course is a cooperation between MF and The Norwegian Institute of Philology
To understand history, religion and literature of Greek antiquity it is necessary to understand one or more classical languages, but Greek has a particular importance. The course/reading group studies Greek originals, but in cases with Latin, Armenian, Georgian or Arabic translations in parallel.
Participating in the reading group will create an important background for any topic concerned with Classical Studies.
Procedures and curricula:
The course/reading group, being also a group for researchers, will read Greek textual materials relevant generally in Classical studies, but will also profile reading towards students’ particular needs, for their completion of M.A. and Ph.d. Theses.
General knowledge of Classical Greek. Ability to read an additional language among those mentioned above is an advantage.
This course is also offered at the master level for students with a relevant bachelor’s degree. For more information, see the course description for PHI5200.
PHI2200 overlaps with PHI5200. Students who have already completed PHI5200 will receive 0 credit points (ECTS) for PHI2200 on their transcript of records or diploma.
There are no formal course requirements, but active participation throughout the semester, preparations and reading, translating and discussing during the group meetings are an integral part of the course.
The final assessment is based on an essay submitted by the student (2500 words +/- 10%). The topic of the essay will be related to the reading in the course and chosen in cooperation with the course instructor(s). The mark (A-F) is given on the basis of the written exam.
The student has:
- A good knowledge of Classical Greek
- A good knowledge of Classical Greek as a discipline
The student can:
- Work autonomously with Greek literature
- Formulate independent research ideas related to Classical language and literature
Literature relevant to the texts chosen for the given semester.