MODGREEK 325 - Athens, Present and Past
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Modern Greek (MODGREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Old cities are not just monuments to past glory. They are incubators for new ideas and sites of dynamic change. Athens has always been a city in transition, from ancient times, when it was a center of art, politics, philosophy, and commerce to the modern era, when it reemerged as a modern capital city. In this class, we will explore Athens neighborhood by neighborhood through photographs, films, travel descriptions, maps, poetry, plays, political writing, and fictional and non-fictional narrative. We will work through important moments in Athens’ long history, as we also make stops at some of the city’s contemporary hot spots — from the Acropolis to the Plaka and Kolonaki Square to beachfront scenes of Athens’ modern night life — in order explore the different ways that Athens has reinvented itself.

Optional Study Abroad trip to Athens, Greece: April 30-May 13, 2007
This is an ISAC (Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum) course with an optional study abroad trip to Athens, Greece, April 30-May 13.

Cost of travel to Greece will be about $800 plus the cost of air travel and some meals. Eligibility for trip: The instructor requires students interested in the study abroad trip to contact her ( for an interview as soon as possible. The Study Abroad trip to Athens is supported through an ISAC grant and the LSA Citizenship Theme Year.

MODGREEK 325 - Athens, Present and Past
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets ULWR Requirement
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