CL1G1-Ancient Greek 1

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: This module is designed for those at any level who have not learned any Ancient Greek previously. It assumes no knowledge of the language.
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Prof Amy Smith

Email: a.c.smith@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module aims to teach students some elements of the Ancient Greek language and give them skills to read Ancient Greek at an elementary level.


Aims:
This module aims to teach students some elements of the Ancient Greek language and give them skills to read Ancient Greek at an elementary level.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:

•translate simple passages of Ancient Greek;

•understand and use significant elements of Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary.


Additional outcomes:
The module also encourages the development of skills useful for working in groups. In addition, students will be introduced to some aspects of Ancient Greek literature and culture.

Outline content:

The course will proceed by instruction in grammar and practice in translation. The text used will be Wilding Greek for Beginners.  We shall aim to cover 1-23.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The course will be taught in four seminars each week. Students will be encouraged to participate in class activities and discussion

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 40 40
Guided independent study: 60 60
       
Total hours by term 30 30
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 30
Class test administered by School 70

Summative assessment- Examinations:
One one hour paper

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
Coursework:
¬ Two in-class tests, each an hour in length and each contributing 30% of the overall module mark. The first test will be at the start of the Spring term, the second at the start of the Summer.
¬ Two in class, unseen open book translation tests in week 7 of the Autumn and Spring terms respectively. Together the translations will contribute to 10% of the overall mark.

There will also be frequent tests and homework assignments on word-forms, vocabulary, syntactical constructions, and translation. These are regarded as formative only and will not contribute to the final assessment.

Relative percentage of coursework: 70%

Examinations:
One one hour exam, comprising exercises testing comprehension and translation skills


Formative assessment methods:
There will also be frequent tests and homework assignments on word-forms, vocabulary, syntactical constructions, and translation. These are regarded as formative only and will not contribute to the final assessment.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    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.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    40% overall

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-examination in August. Coursework must be resubmitted in August.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 7 August 2019

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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