GRK10100 Greek Language II

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is the second stage of a beginners' course in ancient Greek. The textbook is Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press). Students read adapted Greek; learn vocabulary, grammar, and syntax; and do language exercises. The module will cover sections 7-16 of the textbook (omitting section 15). Students will move beyond the textbook, and learn skills of translating unadapted Greek. They should now be able to read Greek prose and verse texts. 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 working Greek vocabulary, all basic grammar, and the main syntactical constructions;
* translate passages of adapted Greek, both prepared and unprepared;
* solve advanced grammatical transformation exercises;
* translate prepared and unprepared passages of unadapted Greek.

Indicative Module Content:

The module consists of an advanced introduction to the ancient Greek language, covering approximately chapters 7-14 of Reading Greek.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

152

Lectures

24

Tutorial

24

Total

200

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Translation of passages of adapted and unadapted Greek, supplemented by close analysis of grammar and sentence structure. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students taking this module should have studied Greek for at least one semester, e.g. passing GRK10090 Greek Language I.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
GRC40230 - Beginners' Greek for Grads 2, GRK10110 - Ancient Greek Language Begin 1, GRK10120 - Ancient Greek Language Begin 2


 
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 4 n/a Graded No

25

Class Test: 1-hour test on vocabulary, grammar, and syntax Week 9 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
Autumn 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?

Students will be offered one-on-one feedback on their mid semester tests.

The course textbook is "Reading Greek", Cambridge University Press.
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.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Fri 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Spring