Classical Language and Texts: Greek III (CLA3204)

StaffDr Daniel King - Convenor
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15.00
NQF Level6
Pre-requisitesGreek A-Level, CLA1202 Classical Language & Texts: Greek II or equivalent
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

This module aims to study set texts, Greek language work and the practice of literary criticism together in a single integrated module.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate a grasp of Greek language both through translation from and into Greek and through the close study of a number of prose and verse texts.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 2. Identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures.
  • 3. Interpret and analyse works from an advanced literary culture of an earlier era.

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 4. Work out the meaning of complex, demanding texts and sets of data, and compare and combine different strands of information.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Demonstrate enhanced linguistic and communication skills, developed through engagement with the fundamentals of language structure, in both English and Greek.

Syllabus plan

Term 1:

One class per week is devoted to language/syntax work.

Two classes per week are devoted to the study of a main set text ('alpha text') and a number of supplementary or supporting texts ('beta texts').

Term 2:

One class per week is devoted to language/syntax work.

Two classes per week are devoted to the study of a main set text ('alpha text') and a number of supplementary or supporting texts ('beta texts').

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Seminars (3 x 1 hour per week)
Guided independent study234Independent study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Language exercisesWeekly1-2, 4-6Group feedback in class; Written comments and corrections

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
50500

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Exam503 hours1-6Mark and written feedback
Two essays302000 words. (each essay 15%)1, 3-6Mark and written feedback on essay and relevant form. Oral feedback in individual meetings with course tutor
Two unseen tests201 hour each1-2, 4-6Mark and written feedback on tests. Group feedback in class.
0
0
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Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExamExam1-6August refer/defer period
EssaysEssays1, 3-6August refer/defer period
Unseen testsTest1-2, 4-6August refer/defer period

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

One prose and one verse text, to be confirmed by the module tutor. Students will be given a list of beta texts to be read in conjunction with these works by the lecturer. 

By way of example, in past years the following texts have been studied:

Term 1: Herodotus, Histories, 1. (ed. Sleeman; BCP). 

Term 2: Sophocles, Philoctetes . (ed. Schein; CUP). 

 

 

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2011

Last revision date

03/03/2016

Key words search

Classics, Greek, Language