Classical Language and Texts: Greek II (CLA1202)
|Staff||Dr Emma Nicholson - |
|Pre-requisites||GCSE Greek or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
- The aim of the module is to prepare you to read unadapted Greek texts.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate a solid grounding in Greek grammar and syntax, and an expanded vocabulary
- 2. Demonstrate analytical skills and be able to translate extended unprepared and set passages from Greek into English, answering questions about specific linguistic forms which appear in them
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 3. Achieve reasonable fluency in a variety of texts in a foreign non-spoken language
- 4. Interpret and analyse works from a literary culture of an earlier era
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. Demonstrate the ability to follow linguistic structures in a foreign language in order to gain independent understanding
- 6. Demonstrate an ability, in your preparation, for independent study, as well as the ability to work in groups in literary discussion and in working on translation and grammar
Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:
There will be three language classes per week. The study of language and literature will be integrated progressively with greater emphasis in the first weeks on developing grammar and syntax. Set texts will be chosen from various authors of both prose and poetry, from the Cambridge Greek Anthology and other books.
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||66||3 x 1 hour seminars per week|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||22||1 x 1 hour grammar consolidation seminar per week|
|Guided independent study||212||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
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||1-4||Mark and written comments|
|Language tests (five)||50||1 hour each. Test 1:6%, Test 2: 8%, Test 3: 10%, Test 4: 12%, Test 5: 14%||1-4||Mark and written 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||Tests||1-4||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
- L.A. Wilding, Greek for Beginners
- Abbott and Mansfield, Primer of Greek Grammar
- North and Hillard, Greek Prose Composition JACT A Greek Anthology
- Liddell and Scott, Greek-English Lexicon (abridged)
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Classics, Greek, Language