CAG1002 : Beginners' Greek in Action 2
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Athanassios Vergados
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
CAG1002 follows on from CAG1001, introducing more complex grammatical patterns and structures, and developing, alongside skills in working with translations, the ability to translate simpler Greek texts 'independently' without relying on a published translation.
The module aims to build on CAG1001 and further equip students to engage with what Greek authors wrote in their own words by:
1. Increasing their basic linguistic competence in the vocabulary and grammar of Classical Greek.
2. Providing further training in relating an English translation and its original texts.
3. Training students in the application of language skills to literary analysis
4. Training students towards being able to read and engage critically with Greek texts in the original.
Outline Of Syllabus
Three of the 4 classes every week are dedicated to basic linguistic training and practice; the fourth to the application of what has been learned, as outlined for CAG1001. Students will be expected to complete regular homework exercises. Students may be asked to match up elements of Greek with their English equivalent (or vice versa), to comment on aspects of meaning and style in the Greek text, to render English sentences into Greek, to memorise very short passages from Greek authors or to translate unseen passages into English.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||73||1:00||73:00||47.5% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||73||1:00||73:00||47.5% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||46||1:00||46:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||8||1:00||8:00||5% of guided independent study|
Jointly Taught With
|CAC8097||Beginners' Greek for MA Candidates|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The four target classes per week introduce, explain, demonstrate and give students the opportunity to apply under guidance, the further knowledge of the Greek language and the approach to analysisng more Greek texts which the module aims to instil.
In private study, students consolidate knowledge imparted in the taught classes, further practice applying that knowledge to set exercises and learn to use their language skills to think in analytical and constructive ways about more advanced original Greek texts (weekly tests are set in this last respect)
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||30||In format of Greek in Action ; 2000 words not including the brief language/translation questions|
|Written exercise||2||M||20||Weekly in-class tests|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination tests students' ability independently to apply their language knowledge such as tasks identifying, producing and translating individual word forms and to correctly translate Greek sentences in a time- controlled environment.
The weekly tests ensure students' constant review of the material covered in the module and allow the instructor to detect difficulties early on in the semester and provide students with constant feedback on their progress.
The assignment is designed to assess students ability to apply their linguistic knowledge and analytical and problem- solving skills on more advanced original literary texts in the way that develops and tests their skills of close- literary analysis.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
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.