Classical Language and Texts: Greek II (CLAM202)
|Staff||Dr David Leith - Lecturer|
|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 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.
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 activities||66||Classes (3 x 1 hour per week)|
|Guided independent study||234||Independant 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|
|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|
|Exam||50||3 hours||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||August ref/def period|
|Exam||Exam||1-4||August 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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Key words search
Classics, Greek, Language