CAG3001 : Level 3 Greek: Interpretation of Texts
CAG3001 : Level 3 Greek: Interpretation of Texts
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Professor Federico Santangelo
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
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;
3. to familiarise students with a range of resources (traditional and digital) employed in the advanced study of Greek literary texts.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students taking this module will undertake work on 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).
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
Students who complete this course should acquire, to a more advanced level than at Level 2:
1. the ability to read, understand, translate and critically comment on Greek texts (seen and unseen);
2. the ability to consolidate and put into practice sound knowledge of Greek grammar and vocabulary;
3. an awareness of the difficulties involved in translating from one language into another;
4. to show a clear understanding of the chosen set text in terms of style, function, content;
5. to understand literary works and their historical/cultural context.
Intended Skill Outcomes
1. To translate a range of Greek texts fluently and accurately into clear and appropriate English;
2. to analyse and critically reflect upon literary texts in their original language;
3. to use a range of resources required for scholarly study of ancient Greek texts;
4. to recognise patterns (whether linguistic, stylistic, thematic or conceptual);
5. to apply learned knowledge and skills (selectively, where appropriate) in the completion of the module’s different assessment components.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||55||1:00||55:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||66||1:00||66:00||2 hours preparation for each teaching hour.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||33||1:00||33:00||Small-group, seminar-style teaching|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||46||1:00||46:00||Engagement with scholarship (e.g. from the module reading list).|
Jointly Taught With
|CAG2001||Level 2 Greek: Interpretation of Texts|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Classes are largely student-led, and provide the opportunity to collaboratively read, review and discuss the prescribed text(s) by continuous monitoring of students' translation of the set text by round-the-class translation; practice in critical analysis and appreciation of the set texts; at the same time students will also further refine existing skills in:
- identifying and understanding a range of Greek linguistic and syntactical features;
- translating Greek into clear and fluent English;
- literary analysis;
- use of scholarly resources such as commentaries, apparatus criticus etc.
Structured learning activities will hone the students' ability to engage critically with scholarship on the set text and to discuss it in a constructive manner They will provide students with the opportunity to:
- acquire knowledge and understanding of broader themes, ideas and contexts (whether literary, historical, philosophical, socio-cultural);
- prepare for weekly synchronous sessions;
- further refine discipline-specific technical skills.
Guided independent study is intended as time for:
- skills practice;
- directed reading and research;
- preparing and completing any formative and summative assessments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||A||60||2,500 word research project|
|Portfolio||1||M||40||1500 word translation portfolio|
Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||Discipline-specific skills exercises|
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).
Portfolio is designed to test students' translation skills.
Essay 1 assesses skills in interpretation, based on the text in the original.
Formative assessment is designed to review, revise and consolidate linguistic knowledge and/or tools for the interpretation of texts.
This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. Where an exam is present, an alternative form of assessment will be set and where coursework is present, an alternative deadline will be set. Details of the alternative assessment will be provided by the module leader.
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