Overview

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. Basic knowledge of Greek history and culture as well as important methods of academic use of language and texts in general are also 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 also dealt with 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 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.

Program Structure

Greek Philology is combined as a core subject with a 60 credit module or two 30 credit modules. As a 60 CP module offering, Greek Philology is combined with a 90 CP core subject.

The study of Greek Philology as a 90 CP core subject and as a 60 CP module offer 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 general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. 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 examinations. 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

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 module offer

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. 

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, publishing houses or in the media sector.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrow, specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area, as well as early orientation with regard to employment opportunities and the personal application strategy are of great importance for a successful career start.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.


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