CAG2002 : Special Study in Greek Stage 2
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Janet Watson
- Lecturer: Professor Jakob Wisse
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
This module aims:
1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in classical Greek;
2. To develop students' knowledge and understanding of the nature of specific Greek literary texts, and of problems and issues involved in the study of those texts.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students taking this module will undertake work on two literary texts in the original Greek.
The particular texts will be determined on a yearly basis, taking into account:
• The availability of relevant background teaching in the menu of CAC options taught in that year;
• The availability of staff to supervise a particular option.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||68||1:00||68:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||68||1:00||68:00||45% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||48||1:00||48:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||16||1:00||16:00||10% of guided independent study|
Jointly Taught With
|CAG3002||Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 3|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Small group teaching:
(i) introduces overall topics, issues and themes involved in the study of the Greek texts/authors concerned;
(ii) take students through translation of the original Greek, encouraging them to look in more detail at key literary and linguistic aspects and techniques.
Students develop skills in tackling these aspects for themselves by
(i) preparing sections of the texts for translation and analysis in each lecture/class;
(ii) responding to questions in class;
(iii) preparing and submitting one assessed assignment on one of the texts studied.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||45||1||A||10||translation only, of seen text from Sem. 1|
|CAG3002||Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 3||2||N/A|
|Essay||2||M||40||1 x 2,000 words, literary analysis of text(s).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examinations assess students' skills in translating, and 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, on the semester 1 text, 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.