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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Modern Greek

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Modern Greek

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MODGREEK 102. Elementary Modern Greek, II.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kostalena Michelaki (kmichel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Modern Greek 101. Graduate students should elect Modern Greek 502. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course follows the same pedagogical scheme as Modern Greek 101, with classroom dialogues, non-competitive group games, and improvised scenarios. Instruction in more advanced grammar and syntax is effected through both formal methods and drills. By the end of the term students are exposed to approximately four-fifths of modern Greek grammar and syntax and are expected to be linguistically competent in a variety of everyday contexts. Grading is based on class participation, quizzes, a one-hour midterm exam, and a final.

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MODGREEK 202. Second Year Modern Greek, II.

Elementary Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kostalena Michelaki (kmichel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Modern Greek 201. Graduate students should elect Modern Greek 504. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is the final term of the Modern Greek language sequence, and students will be able to meet their language requirement. The 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 tests, one midterm, and a final examination along with class participation will determine the final grade.

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MODGREEK 318/Amer. Cult. 318. Greek-American Culture.

culture courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

While Greek culture, thought, and values have always been studied and revered in the U.S., the actual Greeks who immigrated to this country were received differently. They faced many forms of discrimination and exclusion that often led them to protests, marches, strikes, demands for equal rights, and alliances with minority groups. This course studies that particular migrant group, a unique case in American race history: the arrival and settlement of Greeks, a people admired in theory and reviled in practice.

The story is one of dissociation between image and reality, identity and ethnicity, discourse and experience, as the American public distinguished the cultural legacy of Hellenism from the immigrating Hellenes.* While Greece stood as an abstract ideal, the actual Greeks appeared dark, barbaric, Eastern (as opposed to Western), lazy, intemperate, dishonest, and above all racially and mentally degenerate in sharp contrast to those they claimed as ancestors. Sometimes even Greeks themselves began treating each other in similar terms.

By examining Greek American history, culture, practices, and institutions, this course studies a test case of complex discrimination that includes racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, class, cultural, and several other elements. It analyzes the successes and the pitfalls of collective identity as it has been understood in this country over the last two centuries by following the Greeks' gradual ascendancy to whiteness, Hellenization, Europeanization, middle class status, heterosexual normality, public recognition, and assimilation. Students will be required to complete assigned readings and write two 8-page papers based on drafts.

* This dissociation between modern Greeks and "real," that is ancient, Greeks is still evident today in course offerings everywhere as College listings distinguish between "Modern Greek" and "Greek" classes whereby the latter, apparently considered "more authentically Greek," do not require to be qualified as "Ancient."

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MODGREEK 499. Supervised Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected 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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