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Curricular information is subject to change
To successfully complete this module students must demonstrate an ability to:
* accurately translate Herodotus' text from Ancient Greek into English;
* critically engage with modern commentaries and scholarship on Herodotus and the Histories;
* reflect on and answer specific questions about the text and its themes;
* write about the set text at an appropriate level for a level three module as outlined in the UCD grading criteria.
In Spring 2021 it is expected that students will translate selections from Book 1 of Herodotus.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students taking this module should have at least one year’s experience of reading unadapted Greek texts
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Class Test: Students will be asked to translate and comment on a passage from Herodotus.||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Students will be asked to translate and comment on a passage from Herodotus.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Students must complete a written assignment (either an essay or a commentary) of c.1,500-2,000 words. The word count is inclusive of footnotes and/or in-text citations, but excludes the bibliography.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Homework set by the module coordinator will be submitted via Brightspace.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided students within 20 working days from the date of the exam or submission of coursework.
|Mr Olaf Almqvist||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|