Classical Language and Texts: Greek I (CLA1201)
|Staff||Dr Gabriele Galluzzo - Convenor|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
- This module aims to give students with little or no previous experience of Greek an understanding of the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the language. By the end of the year you should be able to read easy passages without assistance.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Understand how a highly inflected language works
- 2. Know enough Greek to translate easy passages accurately without assistance
- 3. Develop a good enough foundation in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary to be able to proceed to higher-level Greek classes with confidence
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Develop an understanding of ancient Greek ways of thought and expression
- 5. Enhance your understanding of language (and the Indo-European group of languages in particular)
- 6. Develop the ability to absorb and retain large quantities of information with systematic learning strategies
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 7. Pay close attention to details, train your memory to function more effectively, and enhance your understanding and command of your own language
- 8. Enhance your logical abilities as well as your capacity to reason about linguistic structures across different languages
- L.A. Wilding, Greek for Beginners
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||88||4 x 1 hour seminars a week (3 x classes then 1 x grammar consolidation session)|
|Guided independent study||212||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Prepared language assignments||Weekly 1-7 Written feedback||Weekly 1-7 Written feedback||Weekly 1-7 Written feedback|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Examination||50||3 hours||1-7||Mark and written and/or verbal comments|
|5 x in-class tests||50||50 minutes each. Test 1: 6%, Test 2: 8%, Test 3: 10%, Test 4: 12%, Test 5: 14%||1-7||Mark and written and/or verbal comments|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|In-class tests||In-class tests||1-7||Referral/Deferral period|
Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.
Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
The basic textbook, which will provide the framework for this module, is Wilding's Greek for Beginners. The emphasis is on structured learning of language, grammar and vocabulary with translation into and out of Greek. In addition, supplementary texts (adapted and unadapted original Greek) will be used to develop reading skills. Classes will focus on all these aspects, with roughly equal time allocated to each type of work. Students will work individually and in pairs or small groups as appropriate.
By the end of the year the students will complete Wilding and the supporting sections of Abbot and Mansfield (which is "keyed in" to Wilding). The course begins with instruction on the basic elements of grammar (parts of speech etc.), involving an overview of Abbot and Mansfield.
- L.A.Wilding, Greek for Beginners (Bristol Classical Press/Duckworth)
- Abbott & Mansfield, Primer of Greek Grammar (Bristol Classical Press/Duckworth)
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