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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Modern Greek


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



MODGREEK 101. Elementary Modern Greek.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Despina Margomenou

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Graduate students should elect MODGREEK 501.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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MODGREEK 201. Second Year Modern Greek I.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Despina Margomenou

Prerequisites & Distribution: MODGREEK 102. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Graduate students should elect MODGREEK 503.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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MODGREEK 214. Introduction to Modern Greek Culture.

culture courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Artemis S Leontis (aleontis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/modgreek/214/001.nsf

Famed for its antiquity as well as vibrant in modernity, Greece provides countless examples of a society constantly struggling to adapt itself to changing times. Designed to introduce students to the culture of contemporary Greece, this interdisciplinary course examines cultural, religious, social, and political trends as reflected in literature, music, folklore, popular culture, and ideology. Emphasis is given to the last two centuries, but the survey begins with the late Byzantine and Ottoman eras. The main objective is to offer a wide-ranging introduction to the practices, codes, values, creations, and tensions of modern Greek culture. Among the major issues to be explored are nation formation, definitions of collective and individual identity, the burden of the past, ethnicity and multiculturalism, Eurocentrism and Orientalism, the local and the global, gender and class, center and periphery, "high" and "low" culture, and the ambiguities of modernity. There will be lectures, discussions, films, documentaries, music, and slides as well as presentations by other U-M faculty.

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MODGREEK 301. Intermediate Modern Greek I.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vassilios Lambropoulos (vlambrop@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: MODGREEK 202. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Graduate students should elect MODGREEK 505.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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MODGREEK 499. Supervised Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected up to three times for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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