CLAS135-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Beginners' Greek B

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

This occurrence is not offered

Description

An introduction to Greek grammar and reading Greek, building on CLAS134. Students learn the language and literature of primarily Athens of the fifth and fourth centuries BC, and focus on texts closely modelled on authors such as Plato, Aristophanes and more. The course involves some study of the cultural background of these texts, including the philosophy of Socrates, life during wartime and the role of women in ancient Greece.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will acquire:
1. A grounding in Greek grammar and begin to develop skills in the translation of ancient Greek texts in the textbook Reading Greek.
2. Improved written and oral skills through a better knowledge of English grammar.
3. Insights into Greek History, Literature, Society and Culture.
4. The knowledge required to begin CLAS135 Beginners’ Greek B

Transferrable (employment) skills developed in this course:
5. Improved communication of knowledge and opinions verbally and in writing.
6. Confidence in expressing opinions and discussing ideas in groups.
7. Improved ability to write concisely in grammatically correct and properly punctuated English
8. Time management skills and self-discipline.
9. Gain greater skills in critical thinking, argument development and problem solving.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

CLAS134. Students without this prerequisite but with previous experience in the language may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator

Restrictions

CLAS131

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Victor Parker

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Joint Association of Classical Teachers; Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises; 2nd; Cambridge.

Joint Association of Classical Teachers; Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary; 2nd; Cambridge.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CLAS135 Occurrences

  • CLAS135-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019 - Not Offered