Intensive Beginners Ancient Greek A

Subject CLAS10022 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours of language classes each day over 12 days between 28 June and 15 July. Classes will be held on the following days: 28, 29, 30 June, and 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 July.
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment 96 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 107-150; 670-202; 670-356 Beginners Ancient Greek A
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Associate Professor Chris Mackie

Subject Overview:

This subject teaches students to read Ancient Greek. It covers word formation, grammatical concepts, sentence formation and translation, and the reading of simple texts. Students are introduced to Ancient Greek of various styles, media and periods. The aim is for students to acquire the elements of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Ancient Greek, and attain reading skills, sufficient to begin reading literary and non-literary texts. Students who successfully complete this subject are eligible to enrol in Beginners Ancient Greek B in Semester 2.


Students who complete this subject should:
&amp.amp.amp.amp.bull. have acquired an understanding of the elements of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Ancient Greek.
&amp.amp.amp.amp.bull. have attained reading skills sufficient to begin reading simpler texts.

Assessment: Short tests in lectures, equivalent to a total of 750 words 10%. daily grammar exercises equivalent to a total of 1250 words 30% (commencing on the second day of classes), a 1-hour assessment test, equivalent to 1000 words 30% (July 15). a 1-hour final examination, equivalent to 1000 words 30% (July 22). Hurdle requirements: students must attend 75% of tutorials and complete the assessment test and final exam in order to be eligible for final assessment.
Prescribed Texts:

Mastronade, Introduction to Attic Greek, UCP.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should
&amp.amp.amp.amp.bull. possess critical thinking skills.
&amp.amp.amp.amp.bull. be able to think in theoretic terms.
&amp.amp.amp.amp.bull. be familiar with the communication conventions of another culture.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient and Medieval Studies
Classical Studies and Archaeology

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