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Modules

Modules

CAG1012 : Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 2

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The overall aim of both modules is to allow you to engage with what Greek authors wrote in their own words, and to introduce you to the study of Greek literary texts in the original. CAG1012 continues the training offered in CAG1011, while introducing in-depth study of a major Greek literary text studied in the original language.
At the same time you will continue to practise skills of literary analysis, applied to details both of original Greek passages studied alongside their English translation, and of simpler passages which you translate for yourself.


The aims of this module are:
1. To help students develop further the linguistic and literary skills required for reading, interpreting and appreciating Greek texts in the original.
2. To introduce students to detailed study of Greek tragedy in the original language.

Outline Of Syllabus

Language work and practice in unseen translations.
Study of extracts from Euripides, Medea covering both translation and language issues and literary analysis.
Further classes on literary analysis of excerpts from other Greek texts on the same basis as in CAG 1011.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% of guided independent study
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Language classes, with a large element of teacher-student interaction, are the best way to combine the imparting of (grammatical and other) knowledge with the hands-on training in linguistic and literary skills.

The four taught classes per week consolidate, and give students the opportunity to apply under guidance, the knowledge of the Greek language which they have acquired, to develop skills in reading Greek texts in the original, and further to practise the approach to analysing Greek texts which was instilled in CAG1011. In particular, in two of the four weekly sessions, these skills will be applied to in-depth study of a Greek tragedy.
In private study, students consolidate their language knowledge, further practise applying that knowledge to reading /translation of original Greek texts, and learn to use their language skills to think in analytical and constructive ways about more advanced original Greek texts (weekly tasks are set in this last respect).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M40In format of Greek in Action ; c.3,500 words not including the brief language/translation questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination tests students’ ability independently:
(i) to apply their language knowledge to the task of identifying and translating individual word forms, and to correctly translating Greek passages, in a ‘time-controlled’ environment.

(ii) to apply skills of literary analysis and background knowledge of the set text in detailed comment on a particular representative passage from that text.

The assignment is designed to assess students’ ability to apply their linguistic knowledge and analytical and problem-solving skills to more advanced original literary texts in a way that develops and tests their skills of close literary analysis.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.


All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.

Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.

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