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Module

CAG2001 : Level 2 Greek: Interpretation of Texts

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stephanie Holton
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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.
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 work on selected literary texts in the original Greek joined under a particular
theme, with a focus on further developing skills of interpretation and analysis.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion501:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion421:0042:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Part of student contact hours
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading571:0057:00Module reading and resource list Wider self-identified resources
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities181:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops31:003:00Assessment preparation and feedback sessions
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Small group teaching classes are highly interactive and provide the opportunities to collaboratively read, review and discuss the prescribed text(s), while further refining existing skills in:
- identifying and understanding a range of Greek linguistic and syntactical features;
- translating Greek into clear and fluent English;
- literary analysis;
- debate and discussion.

Workshops are used to ensure the assessment aims are clearly articulated and understood by students ahead of their submissions, and provide focused instruction and practice in developing specific skills: structuring an argument, finding relevant bibliographical sources, referencing classical texts, etc. They also allow for student-teacher dialogue on expectations, marking criteria, and feedback.

Structured guided learning activities 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 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M401500 word commentary exercise
Written exercise1A602500 word research project
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MDiscipline-specific technical skills quizzes
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.

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable