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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
MODGREEK 101 — Elementary Modern Greek
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: Graduate students should elect MODGREEK 501.

An introductory course in language with special emphasis on developing speaking skills. Most of the classroom time is spent on drills and on elementary dialogues among the students and between the students and the instructor. A creative approach to language learning is followed, whereby the class simulates everyday life situations and the students are asked to improvise responses to those situations. Instruction also focuses on elementary grammar and syntax. Homework involves preparation for the dialogues and drills. Additional exercises — at home and in the classroom — include descriptions of objects and contexts, problem-solving, interviews among students, and conversion of dialogues into narratives. There are weekly quizzes or tests, a midterm, and a final examination.

MODGREEK 201 — Second Year Modern Greek I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: Graduate students should elect MODGREEK 503.

This course is designed to improve the speaking, reading and writing, as well as listening skills of students. The course begins with a thorough review of materials taught in the first year and continues with the completion of grammar and syntax and writing. Besides the familiar drills, homework includes a greater amount of creative writing. Journalistic prose, short stories, literary excerpts, as well as films and television materials are included in the course. There are weekly quizzes or tests, a midterm, and a final examination.

Advisory Prerequisite: MODGREEK 102.

MODGREEK 214 — Introduction to Modern Greek Culture
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Leontis,Artemis S

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: WorldLit

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 301 — Intermediate Modern Greek I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: Graduate students should elect MODGREEK 505.

This course focuses on expanding vocabulary through reading more complex journalistic prose and literary texts (20th-century poetry and prose) and discussion of those texts. Special attention is paid to the historical depth of the language through instruction in etymology. The proficiency gained by the end of the course should enable students to express themselves in Modern Greek on topics of interest; students ought to be able to read, with dictionary help, all writing in Standard Modern Greek. Class participation, comprehensive tests, one midterm, and a final examination will determine the final grade.

Advisory Prerequisite: MODGREEK 202.

MODGREEK 340 — Travels to Greece
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Leontis,Artemis S

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: HU
Other: WorldLit

What inspires people to travel? What is the allure of Greece, and what happens to expectations once people reach this popular destination? Why do people take to the road in the first place, abandoning the comforts of home and routine? This course explores travels to Greece: visits to islands, mountains, villages, ancient sites as they are described in travel narratives. It leads readers from the Ionian Islands to Sparta and Attica, on to Northern Greece and the Aegean, conjuring up the history and mythology, civilization and wildness, heat and beauty that have lured writers from Homer to Byron, Flaubert to Freud, Mark Twain to Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf to Patricia Storace. It raises questions about the relations of travelers to the worlds they encounter but also the interior world they sometimes set out to discover. Films, novels, short stories, diaries, essays, letters, poems, paintings, drawings, photographs, and the Internet are rich sources of exploration.

MODGREEK 499 — Supervised Reading
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Other: INDEPENDENT

Undergraduate supervised study in Modern Greek literature. Number of meetings determined by the credits elected. Regular reports and conferences.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MODGREEK 501 — Elementary Modern Greek I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: Undergraduate students should elect MODGREEK 101.

An introductory course in language with special emphasis on developing speaking skills. Most of the classroom time is spent on drills and on elementary dialogues among the students and between the students and the instructor. A creative approach to language learning is followed, whereby the class simulates everyday life situations and the students are asked to improvise responses to those situations. Instruction also focuses on elementary grammar and syntax. Homework involves preparation for the dialogues and drills. Additional exercises — at home and in the classroom — include descriptions of objects and contexts, problem-solving, interviews among students, and conversion of dialogues into narratives. There are weekly quizzes or tests, a midterm, and a final examination.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MODGREEK 503 — Second Year Modern Greek I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: Undergraduate students should elect MODGREEK 201.

This course is designed to improve the speaking, reading and writing, as well as listening skills of students. The course begins with a thorough review of materials taught in the first year and continues with the completion of grammar and syntax and writing. Besides the familiar drills, homework includes a greater amount of creative writing. Journalistic prose, short stories, literary excerpts, as well as films and television materials are included in the course. There are weekly quizzes or tests, a midterm, and a final examination.

Advisory Prerequisite: MODGREEK 502 or equivalent. Graduate standing.

MODGREEK 505 — Intermediate Modern Greek, I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: Undergraduate students should elect MODGREEK 301.

This course focuses on expanding vocabulary through reading more complex journalistic prose and literary texts (20th-century poetry and prose) and discussion of those texts. Special attention is paid to the historical depth of the language through instruction in etymology. The proficiency gained by the end of the course should enable students to express themselves in Modern Greek on topics of interest; students ought to be able to read, with dictionary help, all writing in Standard Modern Greek. Class participation, comprehensive tests, one midterm, and a final examination will determine the final grade.

Advisory Prerequisite: CLASSICS,MODGREEK 503, 504, or equivalent

MODGREEK 599 — Directed Reading
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

Supervised study in Modern Greek literature. Number of meetings determined by the credits elected. Regular reports and conferences.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

 
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