CL2G2-Ancient Greek 2 (I)

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites: This module is designed for those students at any level who enter with GCSE Ancient Greek or equivalent, or who have passed Ancient Greek 1 or equivalent.
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2014/5

Module Convenor: Dr Rachel Mairs


Summary module description:

The module aims to introduce students to reading Ancient Greek authors in the original, and to develop further knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. In addition, students will gain practice in the analysis of the literary texts studied

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:
•translate short unadapted passages from Ancient Greek authors;
•gain an appreciation of all the basic grammatical forms and structures of Ancient Greek;
•analyse the style and context of the texts studied.

Additional outcomes:
The module also encourages the development of skills in written communication and work in groups

Outline content:
The course meets for three hours each week. The module consolidates and extends grammatical knowledge and understanding before beginning to read Ancient Greek texts.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module is conducted in seminars encouraging participation by students in translation and discussion. The first term will be devoted to completing study of grammar and syntax, and in the second term texts read may include a simple Attic or koine prose text e.g. Xenophon, Chariton, Apollodorus or selections from the JACT Greek Anthology. At least one hour per week will be devoted to review of grammar and syntax.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 30 30
Guided independent study 70 70
Total hours by term 100.00 100.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 67
Class test administered by School 33

Other information on summative assessment:
Summative assessment will consist of a one hour test administered in the Department at the beginning of the Spring term.

Relative percentage of coursework: 33%

One two hour exam, consisting of translation, analysis and discussion of prepared texts

Formative assessment methods:
Formative coursework will take the form of tests of knowledge of grammar and the ability to translate, as deemed appropriate.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    One two hour paper

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% overall

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-examination in August / September. Coursework must be resubmitted by 22nd August.

    Last updated: 8 October 2014

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