Module Catalogue 2019/20

CAG2002 : Special Study in Greek Stage 2

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stephanie Holton
  • Lecturer: Dr Athanassios Vergados
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
CAG1011Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 1
CAG1012Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 2
Pre Requisite Comment

normally a pass in the pre-requisites (or appropriate equivalent level of qualification in classical Greek)

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

N/A

Aims

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 need to avoid overlap between a student's Stages 2 and 3 (and, where relevant, their Master's stage).

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should have acquired:
1. a good working knowledge of the selected texts studied, and an understanding more generally of the place of those texts within the overall oeuvre of the author concerned or of the genre of Greek literature to which they belong;
2. an awareness of some of the important relevant points of debate in modern scholarship

Intended Skill Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should have enhanced:
1. skills in reading and translating Greek texts;
2. skills in analysing and interpreting literary texts, with regard to
(a) details of language and style,
(b) broad patterns and overall issues of interpretation,
and ( c ) the relationship between (a) and (b);
3. skills in evaluating modern scholarship and in testing its view against the ancient evidence;
4. skills in presenting their views and analyses in written and oral form
They will have further developed:
1. a range of key skills including written, interpersonal and oral communication, problem-solving, and adaptability in applying skills learnt elsewhere in the degree programme to new material

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
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CAG3002Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 3
CAG8002MA Greek: Special Study
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.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination451A10translation only, of seen text from Sem. 1
Written Examination1202A50translation and interpretation of seen text(s) from Sem. 2
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CAG3002Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 31N/A
CAG8002MA Greek: Special Study1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A401 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.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

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