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BA Classics / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Intensive Greek 2

Unit code CAHE30162
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Classics, Ancient History & Egyptology
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course continues from CLAH20151 Intensive Greek 1.

Pre/co-requisites

Pre-requisite units

At least 40% scored in the course unit CAHE20151. Students who, previous to starting Intensive Greek, had achieved a qualification in Greek higher than GCSE (for example, AS-level, Scottish Higher, International Baccalaureate), are expected to have audited CAHE20151 and may now take CAHE30162 for credit. No student may enter Intensive Greek 2 without having scored at least 40% in CAHE20151.

 

Aims

To complete the study of Greek grammar and syntax begun in CLAH 20151; to reach the stage where students can read Greek texts unaided.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities (see below for specific outcomes):

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities:

  • consolidation of the material of CLAH20151 Intensive Greek 1;
  • completion of the student’s introduction to the essentials of Greek syntax and vocabulary, with further development of active and passive competence in the Greek language;
  • enhanced reading knowledge of the language to a point at which students can begin to read unmodified Greek texts with accuracy, confidence, and enjoyment.

Intellectual skills

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities:

  • as for CLAH20151 Intensive Greek 1, but at a more advanced level of language-awareness.

Practical skills

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities (see below for specific skills):

Transferable skills and personal qualities

By the end of this course students will have developed the following abilities:

  • as for CLAH20151 Intensive Greek 1, but at a more advanced level of language-awareness.

Employability skills

Other
The course supports the development of a large number of important employment skills, most notably the ability to understand, commit to memory, and successfully deploy the elements of a complex communication system. Conscientious study of an ancient language enhances understanding of English grammatical structures and broadens vocabulary, thereby enhancing the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and eloquently. Students of ancient languages also learn how to extract key elements from complex information and to identify, make sense of, and solve associated problems.

Assessment methods

Online Test 40%
Exam 60%

 

Feedback methods

  • Weekly feedback on formative homework exercises;
  • Written feedback on formative and summative assessment (see above);
  • Additional one-to-one feedback (during the consultation hour or by making an appointment).

Recommended reading

Compulsory purchases:

·        Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary, Second Edition. Joint Association of Classical Teachers, 2007

·        Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises, Second Edition. Joint Association of Classical Teachers, 2007

Additional reading:

·        Speaking Greek. Joint Association of Classical Teachers, 2007 (CD Audiobook)

If you want to buy a dictionary, the best long-term investment is Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English lexicon but it’s not essential yet.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 22
Seminars 11
Independent study hours
Independent study 167

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Jenny Bryan Unit coordinator

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