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Undergraduate course

Greek: Specialization with BA thesis

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeGRE254
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if students not speaking Norwegian attend, otherwise Norwegian or other Scandinavian language.
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester

Autumn and spring

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course gives increasingly advanced knowledge in a limited area within Greek language and literature. This may be an area that has been part of the study at an earlier level (e.g., Greek drama, historiography or rhetoric); a new historical period (e.g., a Byzantine genre of literature); or a special field of study such as epigraphy.

Learning Outcomes


The candidate has

- increased knowledge of Greek grammar and literary history

- increased knowledge of the characteristic traits of the literature and culture that the study addresses.


The candidate can

- develop, delimit and formulate problems to assess within a given thematic

- survey the research literature and sources that are relevant for the problem

- analyse research literature and primary sources and draw her own conclusions on the basis of this

General competence

The candidate can

- acquaint herself with a comprehensive amount of specialist literature

- mediate knowledge from such literature

- develop and execute an independent written essay of moderate length and argue in support of the conclusions presented therein

Required Previous Knowledge

Minimum one of the following courses: GRE101, GRE102, GRE103, GRE104

Recommended Previous Knowledge

We recommend that students have passed examination on at least three Greek courses on the 100-level or attained an equivalent level of knowledge and skill.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

GRE254 overlaps with GRE204 (15stp)

Access to the Course

The course is open to everyone with study right at the University of Bergen.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is given in the form of individual supervision. We recommend that the student take part in the seminars on method and writing that may be arranged for students on the master programme.

If less than five students register to a course, the Department may introduce reduced teaching; cf. the relevant guidelines on Mitt UiB (Canvas). On courses where reduced teaching may be given, the students will receive information at the start of the semester, before the 1. Feb. / 1. Sept. deadline for registering.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory supervision during the writing of a Bachelor¿s thesis.

Forms of Assessment

Bachelor¿s thesis of ca. 15 pp. with compulsory supervision. In addition, an oral examination. The oral examination, given after the grading of the bachelor¿s thesis, have a moderating function and may adjust the character to the maximal extent of one degree up or down.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Autumn and spring

Reading List

The course literature consists partly in Greek texts and translations, partly in secondary literature. The volume and scope are dependent on the level of difficulty, the relative amount of original texts, translations and secondary literature, and the choice of thematic.

Course Evaluation

Students evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department.

Programme Committee

The programme board of Classical Philology

Course Coordinator

Faculty representatives from Classical Philology

Course Administrator

Department of linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Bachelor's thesis and adjusting oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    • Exam part: Bachelor's thesis

      Submission deadline
      18.11.2021, 13:00
      Examination system
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Adjusting oral examination