CAG2001 : Level 2 Greek: Interpretation of Texts
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Stephanie Holton
- Lecturer: Dr Janet Watson
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims:
1. To further develop students' linguistic skills, as applied to reading and translating original literary texts in Greek;
2. To further develop students' skills in interpreting and analysing Greek literary texts.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students taking this module will undertake work on two literary texts in the original Greek, as well as working on a range of language-related skills involved in the study of such texts. 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.
|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||1,200 words, detailed linguistic and interpretative commentary on one of the set texts|
|Essay||2||M||20||1,200 words, 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 examinations assess students' skills in translating Greek texts studied in the module in the original; they may additionally test other related linguistic skills as applied to those texts.
The in-class translation exercise assesses students' linguistic skills in translating an original Greek text ‘unseen’
The submitted work 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 in a structured written discussion of their views and analyses of key issues regarding the texts.
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.