Classical Language and Texts: Greek II (CLAM202)

StaffDr David Leith - Lecturer
Credit Value30
ECTS Value15.00
NQF Level7
Pre-requisitesGCSE Greek or equivalent
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;

Module aims

The aim of the module is to prepare a student 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.

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 4. Demonstrate the ability to follow linguistic structures in a foreign language in order to gain independent understanding.

Syllabus plan

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities66Classes (3 x 1 hour per week)
Guided independent study234Independant Study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Language exercisesWeekly1-4Verbal

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Language tests (five)501 hour each. Test 1: 6%, Test 2: 8%, Test 3: 10%, Test 4: 12%, Test 5: 14%1-4Mark and written comments
Exam503 hours1-4Mark and written comments

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
In-Class TestsTests1-4August ref/def period
ExamExam1-4August ref/def period

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