GRK10090 Greek Language I

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is the first stage of an introduction to ancient Greek which is designed for complete beginners. The textbook is Reading Greek (2nd edition, 2 vols., Cambridge University Press). Students read adapted Greek from the start, as well as doing language exercises. The module will cover sections 1-6 of the textbook. The module also provides an introduction to ancient Greek culture, especially 5th- and 4th-century Athens.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

* manage a basic Greek vocabulary;
* identify and analyse declensions of regular nouns and adjectives;
* conjugate all indicative tenses and present optative of regular verbs;
* translate simple passages of adapted Greek, both prepared and unprepared;
* solve grammatical transformation exercises.

Indicative Module Content:

This module is the first stage of an introduction to ancient Greek which is designed for complete beginners. The textbook is Reading Greek (2nd edition, 2 vols., Cambridge University Press). Students read adapted Greek from the start, as well as doing language exercises. The module will cover sections 1-6 of the textbook. The module also provides an introduction to ancient Greek culture, especially 5th- and 4th-century Athens.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

156

Lectures

22

Tutorial

22

Total

200

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is taught entirely face to face on campus.

There are five classes per week throughout the autumn trimester. Students will be expected to translate in class, and the lecturer will explain grammar and syntax. It is important that students prepare well for each class, and do the prescribed written exercises. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module is intended for complete beginners, and should not be taken by students who have studied ancient Greek for more than one semester or equivalent. Students who are not complete beginners should contact the module co-ordinator before registering.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
GRC40220 - Beginners' Greek for Grads 1, GRK10110 - Ancient Greek Language Begin 1


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: 1-hour test on vocabulary, grammar, and syntax Week 6 n/a Graded No

25

Class Test: 1-hour test on vocabulary, grammar, and syntax Week 11 n/a Graded No

25

Examination: Translation, grammar, and syntax 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

50


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Class tests and other written exercises will be marked and returned to the students.

Name Role
Dr Bridget Martin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Fri 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 12 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Autumn