GREEKMOD 214 - Introduction to Modern Greek Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Modern Greek (GREEKMOD)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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The course introduces students to the history of Modern Greece and to a comparative and critical discussion of all those aspects considered to be part of the so-called “Modern Greek culture.” The course interrogates both “culture” and “Greekness” as monolithic, bounded, and static entities. Students will explore the diversity and complexity of Modern Greece and Modern Greek identities through art, literature, film, ethnography, food, music, religious practices, traditions and customs and through their direct and personal interactions with communities and people from Greece and the US Greek diaspora.

Course Requirements:

  • 2 group projects 1 midterm paper 3 quizzes 1 final exam Attendance Participation

Intended Audience:

This is an introductory course. It is required for students completing a Modern Greek Minor. No prior background or knowledge of Greece or the Greek language is required.

Class Format:

Two 1.5h meetings/week that include a combination of the following:

    lecture discussion student presentations interactive/experiential elements interviews of Greek writers, artists, politicians, etc. via videoconferencing

GREEKMOD 214 - Introduction to Modern Greek Culture
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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