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CAG3002 : Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 3

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims:
1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in Greek;
2. To further 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 need to avoid overlap between a student's Stages 2 and 3 (and, where relevant, their Master's stage).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00For all assessment components (split as needed)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials111:0011:00Part of student contact hours (e.g. supplementary recordings, resources and/or readings)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading451:0045:00Selections from Module Reading List.
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities181:0018:00.Discipline-specific skills revision and/or support
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:002 lectures p/w
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study441:0044:00General consolidation activities
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Small group teaching + lecture materials
(i) introduce 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M401 x 1500 word essay (set list of questions)
Written exercise2A602000 word contribution to a group commentary project
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2MIn-class group presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Summative assessment is designed to assesses students' knowledge and interpretative understanding of the texts studied, with particular reference to the application of their linguistic knowledge, and their skills in presenting their views and analyses of key issues regarding the set text(s) and - where relevant - giving them the opportunity to consider the socio-political context of those texts. The commentary allows students to engage in depth with a selection of material from their set texts. The portfolio project, which students will work on for the duration of the course and will submit during the assessment period, allows students to engage with a variety of linguistic and interpretative features of the texts that they will be studying and to set their own project goals.


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.

Reading Lists

Timetable