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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Introduction to Koine Greek
Module Code TP125
School 59
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jonathan Kearney
Semester 2: Jonathan Kearney
Autumn: Jonathan Kearney
Module TeachersJonathan Kearney
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to Koine Greek, the common Greek idiom of the Roman Empire in the first centuries BCE and CE. Koine Greek is the language of the New Testament, the earliest translation of the Hebrew Bible, and many other literary and epigraphic texts. In this module students develop knowledge of the Greek alphabet, its scripts, accentuation, basic Greek grammar, and the use of critical editions of the New Testament. Students will also develop a working vocabulary of Greek that can be used in future research and study. Students are expected to attend and contribute to lectures, to keep up to date with assignments, and to engage with assigned texts in a reflective and analytical manner.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and write the Greek alphabet in minuscule script
2. Recognise nouns in their various declensions
3. Identify the basic parts of speech, including definite article, pronouns, prepositions, verbs, nouns and adjectives
4. Understand basic Greek verb forms
5. Read and recognise the most prevalent words in biblical Greek
6. Translate simple sentences from Greek into English

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assessment Feedback187.5No Description
Total Workload: 187.5

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
In Class TestMid-term20%n/a
Assignmentweekly homework20%n/a
Written ExamFinal in class exam40%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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