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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CLAS1200 Intermediate Ancient Greek

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Owen Hodkinson

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

CLAS1810, Pre-GCSE Ancient Greek or equivalent.

This module is mutually exclusive with

CLAS2200Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 2)
CLAS3230Intermediate Ancient Greek (Level 3)

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is suitable for students who have reached an equivalent level to CLAS1810 Beginners Ancient Greek already (or approximately the first year of a two-year GCSE course). The module involves a study and consolidation of more challenging aspects of Ancient Greek grammar, and is designed to provide the foundation for reading Ancient Greek texts in the original. The module will reach approximately GCSE standard Ancient Greek. Students who have GCSE, AS-level, A-level, or equivalent in Ancient Greek may NOT take this module.


The module aims to train students to intermediate level (approximately GCSE) Ancient Greek language. On completion, students will be able to translate and answer comprehension questions on unadapted Ancient Greek passages; they will have a sound knowledge of a range of vocabulary, sentence structures and syntactical constructions; and they will be able to apply more complex grammar and syntax in translating sentences from Ancient Greek into English and English into Ancient Greek.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Recognise and refer to vocabulary, grammar and syntax as appropriate to intermediate level.
2. Apply correctly grammatical and syntactical rules in analysing clauses and sentences.
3. Understand and translate into English unadapted Ancient Greek passages with the aid of vocabulary and grammar/syntax notes.
4. Translate more complex sentences from English into Ancient Greek, using the range of syntactical constructions covered.

Skills Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
5. Adopt learning strategies and continually monitor and evaluate progress, adjusting strategies in the light of new problems.
6. Identify gaps in knowledge and seek out the information needed in order to address a problem or task.
7. Assess options and apply analytical judgement to understand and translate another language.


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored by:- a diagnostic test in week 3 of the module, after 4 teaching sessions, to assess potential to meet learning outcomes.- (informal) contributions in class, regular formative tests of vocabulary and grammar, and written homework in the form of short grammar/syntax exercises or translations.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentGrammar Exercise50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 07/02/2024


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