Classical Language and Texts: Greek II (CLA2202)
|Staff||Dr David Leith - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||CLA1201 Classical Languages and Texts Greek I, GCSE Greek or equivalent|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
The aims of the module are:
- To develop your linguistic confidence.
- To develop your ability to read extracts without adaptation from the most important and influential Greek authors.
To encourage you to appreciate the style of different authors and the relationship between language and literary content.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Demonstrate a solid grounding in Greek grammar and syntax, and an expanded vocabulary
- 2. Demonstrate enhanced 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. Demonstrate reasonable fluency in a foreign non-spoken language
- 4. Interpret and critically analyse works from a literary culture of an earlier era
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. Follow linguistic structures in a foreign language in order to gain independent understanding
- 6. Demonstrate enhanced independent study and memory skills through systematic language learning strategies
Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that 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 seminar 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|
|Language tests (five)||50||50 minutes each. Test 1: 6%, Test 2: 8%, Test 3: 10%, Test 4: 12%, Test 5: 14%||1-6||Mark and written comments|
|Final test (Term One)||25||1 hour||1-6||Mark and written comments|
|Final test (Term Two)||25||1 hour||1-6||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||1-6||Referral/Deferral period|
|Final tests||Final tests||1-6||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
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Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
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Classics, Greek, Language, Text