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Module

CAG1012 : Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 2

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stephanie Holton
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The overall aim of both CAG1011 & CAG1012 is to allow you to engage with what Greek authors
wrote in their own words, and to introduce you further, and in greater depth, to the study of Greek
literary texts in the original. CAG1012, taught in Semester 2, continues the training offered in
CAG1011, with particular focus on in-depth study of a major Greek literary text studied in the
original language. At the same time you will continue to practise and hone skills of literary and
linguistic analysis, applied to details of original Greek texts.

The module aims to:

• Further develop the linguistic and literary skills required for reading, interpreting and
appreciating literary impact in original Greek texts.
• Further consolidate and develop students’ skills in translation.
• Train students in skills and approaches involved in the detailed study of Greek literature,
through in-depth study in Greek of a major literary text.

Outline Of Syllabus

In terms of language study, this module:
•       Introduces some further more advanced language topics, while also providing students with the opportunity to revise and reinforce Greek grammar topics covered previously;
•       Seeks to develop further students’ skills & strategies in translation of original Greek passages and texts, including training in ‘unseen translation’.
In terms of literary study, there will be:
•       in-depth study of a play by Euripides, covering both translation & language issues, and literary analysis.
(as appropriate) further classes providing training in skills of and approaches to literary analysis of excerpts from other Greek texts on the same basis as in CAG 1011.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:00Non-synchronous online lecture replacement materials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion501:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading691:0069:00Module reading and resources list; wider self-identified resources
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities92:0018:00Grammar revision and consolidation (administered via VLE)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching271:0027:00Synchronous online (timetabled) student-led sessions
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion92:0018:00Directed online discussion space for synchronous session preparation
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Synchronous small-group sessions are largely student-led, and provide the opportunity to collaboratively read, review, discuss, and make progress in:
- identifying and understanding core features of the classical Greek language;
- translating classical Greek into clear and appropriate English;
- analysing literary features of the assigned Euripidean text(s).

Structured guided learning activities provide students with the opportunity to:
- consolidate grammar and vocabulary knowledge;
- acquire knowledge and understanding of Euripidean drama's broader themes and context;
- prepare for weekly synchronous sessions;
- discuss assigned reading and any troubleshooting in an online forum;
- practice discipline-specific technical skills (e.g. translation; digital literacy).

Guided independent study is intended as time for:
- skills practice;
- directed reading and research;
- preparing and completing any formative and summative assessments.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A5024 Hour Take Home exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M502000 words translation and commentary
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).

Formative assessment is designed to review, revise and consolidate key features of grammar and vocabulary on a continuous basis.

All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.

Reading Lists

Timetable