CAG2001 : Level 2 Greek: Interpretation of Texts
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Athanassios Vergados
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The overwhelming majority of source material for the study of the classical world is written in Greek. The ability to read, understand, translate and analyse Greek texts contributes greatly to the further study of the ancient world. Therefore the aims of this course are to provide students with the ability to understand, translate and critically analyse both unseen and seen Greek texts (both poetry and prose).
Outline Of Syllabus
In this module you will:
(a) Read a varied and representative selection of Greek poetry and prose texts
(b) Do exercises in translation, analysis and interpretation of these texts for example in the form of writing commentaries on selected passages;
(c) Do exercises in unprepared translation of Greek prose and verse texts.
(d) receive training in the use of scholarly resources for understanding and analysing classical Greek texts.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||74||1:00||74:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||36||1:00||36:00||Small group language class|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||74||1:00||74:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||16||1:00||16:00||10% of guided independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Language classes fulfil several functions: continuous monitoring of students' translation of set text by round-the-class translation; practice in unseen translation; practice in critical analysis and appreciation of the set texts; return of exercises done in students' own time.
6 classes per semester will also cover important subject-specific skills including use of scholarly resources such as commentaries, apparatus criticus etc..
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||20||1,000-1,200 words of detailed linguistic and interpretative commentary on one of the set texts.|
|Essay||2||M||20||1,000-1,200 words of detailed linguistic and interpretative commentary on one of the set texts.|
|Written exercise||2||M||10||In-class timed unseen translation exercise|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination assesses students' skills in translating, analysing and interpreting Greek texts in the original, and their adaptability in applying those skills, through translation and commentary questions on passages taken from the set texts.
The submitted work assesses students' knowledge and understanding of the text, its place within the field of Greek literature, their awareness of and ability to comment critically on scholarly debate, and their skills in presenting their views and analyses in written form.
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.