CAG8003 : MA Greek: Special Study 2

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims:

1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in Greek, to a level appropriate for MA students who have already had training equivalent to CAG2001, 2002 and CAG3001/3002;

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, to a high level, appropriate for MA students.

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, normally in tandem with the co-taught modules CAG2002/3002 (occasionally in tandem with CAG3001), also taking into account that there should be no overlap with texts read in UG Stages 2 and 3.

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
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The small-group language classes:
(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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination451A10translation only, of a set text from Semester 1
Written Examination1202A50translation and interpretation of seen text(s) from Sem. 2
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CAG2002Special Study in Greek Stage 22Exam will be paired *either* with CAG2002/3002 or CAG3001. Must be paired in both semesters 1 and 2.
CAG3001Level 3 Greek: Interpretation of Texts2Exam will be paired *either* with CAG2002/3002 or CAG3001. Must be paired in both semesters 1 and 2.
CAG3002Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 32Exam will be paired *either* with CAG2002/3002 or CAG3001. Must be paired in both semesters 1 and 2.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A401 x 2,000 words, literary analysis of one of the texts read in the module
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination assesses students' skills in translating, 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 either 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. Topics set for MA students require a higher degree of understanding and independent work than topics set for Undergraduate students on the parallel modules.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

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.

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