MODGREEK 214 - Introduction to Modern Greek Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Modern Greek (MODGREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Discover Greece, a country with a long history and vibrant present. Famed for its antiquity, Greece has been adapting rapidly to a changing world. Two hundred years ago it was a backwater of the Ottoman Empire and a favorite stop for European travelers in the Mediterranean. As time passed, venerated traditions submitted to modern ways, so that today Greece seems indistinguishable from any other modern country, on the surface at least. Yet Greeks have their own history and ways. This course acquaints students with breakthrough moments in that history and key features of Greek society and culture. Sources are stories, films, poems, dances, music, art, newspaper articles, and historical archives. Students are expected to attend lectures, participate in discussions, write commentaries on readings, and take a midterm and final exam.

MODGREEK 214 - Introduction to Modern Greek Culture
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Culture and customs of Greece is available through the St. Nicholas Bookstore in Ann Arbor at the discounted price of $40 but students wishing to obtain a copy of the book through the bookstore must write to Professor Leontis to ask that the book be ordered. Greece: a traveler's literary companion is also sold there or through students who used that book and Data from the decade of the sixties in the course in prior years. Campus booksellers and have these books.
ISBN: 0313342962
Culture and customs of Greece, Author: Leontis, Artemis., Publisher: Greenwood Press 2009
ISBN: 9781883513047
Greece : a traveler's literary companion, Publisher: Whereabouts Press 1997
ISBN: 9780810116993
Data from the decade of the sixties : a novel, Author: Valtinos, Thanase?s., Publisher: Northwestern University Press 2000
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