Overview

Greek philology deals with the Greek language, ancient Greek literature and Greek thought, on which European intellectual history, concepts, literature and science are based to this day. In addition, basic knowledge of Greek history and culture as well as important methods of scientifically dealing with language and texts in general are imparted. The Greek language is considered both in its systematics and in its development. Language skills are trained in the Greek dialects and literary languages ??(in prose mainly Ionic, Attic and Koiné, in poetry mainly epic artificial language, Aeolian and Dorian, including metrics and prosody). Later, the so-called style courses (translations into the ancient Greek language) are added.

Literary and non-literary texts and genres (including factual texts and inscriptions) that first shaped Roman and then European literature, art and intellectual history are treated equally systematically. The students deal with selected subjects from Greek history, intellectual history or culture (such as myth, drama, philosophy, science, art or religion) and also gain insights into the neighboring discipline of Byzantine Studies. The program is supplemented by systematic training courses in theories and methods of linguistics and literary studies (e.g. theory and practice of translation) as well as in specific working methods and methods of classical philology.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Greek Philology as a core subject with the option to become a teacher is studied with a 60 CP module that is suitable for the desired teaching position and the subject of teaching related vocational studies (LBW). Greek Philology as a 60 CP module offering with teacher training option must be combined with a core subject with teaching training option and the teaching profession-related vocational studies (LBW) study area.

The study of Greek Philology is divided into modules of the basic and advanced phase.

In the core subject Greek Philology, at the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

The teaching profession-related vocational studies (LBW) study area is a compulsory component of all teaching-related bachelor's degree programs. It consists of two educational modules, the module German as a second language and two subject didactic modules. Part of one educational science module is a school internship lasting several weeks.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module exams. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Greek Philology as a 90 CP core subject with the option to become a teacher

Basic phase

module Greek language and methods I
module Greek Literature I (Introduction to Ancient Greek Prose)
module Greek language and methods II
module Greek Literature II (Introduction to Ancient Greek Poetry)

Build-up phase

module Greek Literature III (Prose)
module Greek Literature IV (Poetry)
module Greek Literature V (Focus I)
module Antiquity in Byzantium
module Greek language and style
module Greek Literature VI (Focus II)

 

Greek Philology as a 60 CP core subject with the option to become a teacher

Basic phase

module Greek language and methods I
module Greek Literature I (Introduction to Ancient Greek Prose)
module Greek language and methods II
module Greek Literature II (Introduction to Ancient Greek Poetry)

Build-up phase

module Greek Literature III (Prose)
module Greek Literature IV (Poetry)
module Antiquity in Byzantium
module Greek literature V (focus)

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. In the State of Berlin, bachelor graduates with a teaching degree can only gain access to teaching positions at public schools with a relevant teaching degree (Master of Education).

In addition to teaching at schools, graduates of Greek Philology can work in research and teaching at universities, but also in special research areas, cultural institutions such as museums with the topic of antiquity, at libraries, publishers or in the media sector.

For managerial positions or employment in research and teaching, a master’s degree and possibly a doctorate are prerequisites.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission mode 1st semester
No admission restrictions
 
Admission mode higher semester
No admission restriction (for the winter semester for the 3rd and 5th semester, for the summer semester for the 2nd, 4th, 6th semester)
 
Additional entry requirements
Graecum (possibly pre-study language course)


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