Ancient Greek 1

University of Reading

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient Greek 1

  • Host University

    University of Reading

  • Location

    Reading, England

  • Area of Study

    Ancient Greek

  • Language Level

    True Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    8
  • Overview

    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:
    Module version for: 2014/5
    Module Convenor: Mrs Jackie Baines
    Email: j.baines@reading.ac.uk
    Summary module description:
    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 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 may be Reading Greek or Athenaze. We aim to cover 1-8 of Reading Greek or 1-12 of Athenaze.
    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
    Seminars 40 40
    Guided independent study 60 60
    Total hours by term 100.00 100.00
    Total hours for module 200.00
    Summative Assessment Methods:
    Method Percentage
    Written exam 30
    Written assignment including essay 10
    Class test administered by School 60
    Other information on summative assessment:
    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 translation tests in week 6 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, 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: 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.
    Length of examination:
    One one 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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