CX220-30 Greek Language
This module offers the opportunity to learn the basics of the classical Greek language and is designed for students who have little or no previous experience of the language.
This module aims to introduce students who have not previously studied Classical Greek to the main elements of the structure of Greek in a logical and systematic way and so enable them to read and translate passages of adapted Greek with growing ease and confidence.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
This module offers the opportunity to learn the basics of Classical Greek and is designed for students who have little or no previous experience of the language. It is suggested that students purchase copies of 'Greek for Beginners' by L. A. Wilding (1973) and 'The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek' by James Morwood (2001).
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- know all the designated vocabulary and grammar
- have developed considerable translation skills, involving an appreciation of the different linguistic structure of this inflected language
- have cultivated their capacity for analytical and logical analysis
- have improved their grasp of English grammar
- appreciate the continuing influence of Greek on the English language
Indicative reading list
'Greek for Beginners' by L. A. Wilding (1973) ; Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek – James Morwood (2001)
Subject specific skills
By the end of this module students should expect to: • know all the designated vocabulary and grammar • have developed considerable translation skills, involving an appreciation of the different linguistic structure of this inflected language • have cultivated their capacity for analytical and logical analysis • have improved their grasp of English grammar • appreciate the continuing influence of Greek on the English language
- critical thinking
- problem solving
- active lifelong learning
- information literacy
|Practical classes||99 sessions of 1 hour (33%)|
|Private study||201 hours (67%)|
Private study description
Students are expected to do the majority of their work for this module outside seminars. Class time will be devoted to introducing new concepts via reading, vocabulary and grammar work. Students are advised that they should reckon on spending an average of at least 2 hours of private study between each class and will also need to spend some time during vacations to consolidate material in preparation for an exam on the first day of the next term. Independent learning will typically involve: • written exercises set on topics introduced in the session • vocabulary acquisition • learning new endings and sentence structures • consolidation of recent material
|Category||Description||Funded by||Cost to student|
|Books and learning materials||
<£40 for purchase of key texts
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.
Assessment group B1
|2 hour online examination (Summer)||70%|
Two-hour exam in the summer term
|Exam 1 - January||30%|
Feedback on assessment
This module is Option list A for:
- Year 2 of UCXA-VV18 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe
- Year 2 of UCXA-Q802 Undergraduate Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe
This module is Option list B for:
- Year 2 of UCXA-VV16 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology
- Year 2 of UCXA-VV17 Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (Part-Time)
- Year 2 of UCXA-Q820 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation
- Year 2 of UCXA-Q8V7 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Philosophy
- Year 2 of UCXA-Q821 Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe
This module is Option list C for:
- Year 2 of UCXA-Q82P Undergraduate Classical Civilisation