Greek I (CLAM201)
|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 they 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. Have gained 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 their 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 and enhanced memory skills.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 7. Learn to pay close attention to details, train their memories to function more effectively, and enhance their understanding and command of their own language.
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||110||5 x 1 hour classes per week|
|Guided Independent Study||190||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Prepared language assignments||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|
|Five 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|
|Exam||50||3 hours||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|
|Exam||Exam||1-7||August ref/def period|
|In-class tests||In-class tests||1-7||August ref/def period|
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.
Set Texts L.A.Wilding, Greek for Beginners (Bristol Classical Press/Duckworth)
Abbott & Mansfield, Primer of Greek Grammar (Bristol Classical Press/Duckworth)
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Classics, Greek, Language