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Module

CAG2002 : Level 2 Greek: Special Study

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susanna Phillippo
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims:

1. To further develop and refine 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, with a focus on further developing skills of interpretation and analysis. The texts studied will be determined on a yearly basis, taking into account the need to avoid overlap between a student's Stages 2 and 3.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion501:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading831:0083:00Module reading and resource list; Wider self-identified resources
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities52:0010:00Discipline-specific skills activities
Guided Independent StudySkills practice241:0024:00Grammar revision and consolidation; translation practice
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching301:0030:00Interactive language classes/seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops21:303:00Assessment and formative feedback session(s)
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Synchronous small-group sessions are largely student-led, and provide the opportunity 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.

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 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination752A25Inspera digital exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2A75Portfolio of literary analysis and language work: 3,000 words.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MDiscipline-specific technical 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).

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