Minor: Greek (Modern) Language and Culture

 

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor . Appointments may be scheduled at 2160 Angell Hall.

The field of Modern Greek consists of ...Modern Greek courses cover language, literature, and culture, offering a systematic introduction to the Greek world of the last ten centuries, and especially to its contemporary social reality and intellectual achievement.

The field of Modern Greek consists ofthe study of global Hellenism over the last five centuries, including its intersection with the classical tradition in other cultures. Students pursuing the concentration in Modern Greek Studies study modern Hellenism, with a special emphasis on Greece and the Greek communities of the U.S. They also familiarize themselves with Hellenism's ancient and medieval origins. In addition to acquiring an in-depth knowledge of contemporary Greek language, culture, and history, students gain exposure to a number of disciplines and become aware of distinct methods (literary, historical, anthropological, theoretical/philosophical, etc.) used in the study of civilizations. The concentration requires detailed learning of the language and firm grounding in the knowledge of culture but also offers familiarity with broader issues of our times such as identity, tradition, transnationalism, globalism, and orientalism. Thus the concentration provides a broad-based liberal arts education and contributes to the development of critical thinking and related skills, both linguistic and interpretive. The concentration builds on the great strengths of the Department of Classical Studies and the Program in Comparative Literature, as well as on traditional West European, Balkan, and Mediterranean strengths across the College.

Modern Greek courses cover language, literature, and culture, offering a systematic introduction to the Greek world of the last ten centuries, and especially to its contemporary social reality and intellectual achievement. As part of a broad liberal arts education, they promote the contextual study, both local and global, of contemporary Greek culture, placing particular emphasis on literary studies, critical theory, cultural politics, ethnicity, and diaspora (especially Greek-American). The Modern Greek Studies program offers both a concentration and an academic minor; interested students should contact Professor Vassilios Lambropoulos.  

 

Greek (Modern) Language and Culture Minor

Effective Winter 2015

The  minor in   Greek (Modern) Language and Culture  is not open to students with a major in  Greek (Modern) Language and Culture or any other minor in the Department of Classical Studies.

This minor is designed to provide a basic, but contextual and broad, familiarity with Modern Greek language, literature, and culture. More specifically, it requires students to study, at the intermediate and advanced level, Modern Greek and authors writing poetry and/or prose, but at the same time it acquaints the student with the broader historical, social, and cultural content in which these authors lived and worked. The minor is for students who have a strong interest in contemporary Hellenism and who wish to explore it, under close and careful supervision, in a meaningful fashion.

Prerequisite to the Minor:

GREEKMOD 201 (or MODGREEK 201), or equivalent as determined by departmental placement examination.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1. Modern Greek Language and Literature: at least two courses in modern Greek language and literature, above GREEKMOD 201 (or MODGREEK 201).
  2. Modern Greek culture: at least one broad introductory course.
  3. Upper-Level courses: at least two upper-level (300- or 400-level) courses in modern Greek diaspora and travel.

Substitutions.

Any appropriate course taught in the area of Modern Greek Studies in departments other than Classical Studies must be approved by the program advisor and the Chair in Modern Greek.

Modern Greek Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2014) +

Modern Greek Studies

Effective Fall 2012-Fall 2014

The Academic minor in  Modern Greek Studies is not open to students with a major in Modern Greek Studies or any other minor in the Department of Classical Studies.

This minor is designed to provide a basic, but contextual and broad, familiarity with Modern Greek language, literature, and culture. More specifically, it requires students to study, at the intermediate and advanced level, Modern Greek and authors writing poetry and/or prose, but at the same time it acquaints the student with the broader historical, social, and cultural content in which these authors lived and worked. The minor is for students who have a strong interest in contemporary Hellenism and who wish to explore it, under close and careful supervision, in a meaningful fashion.

Prerequisite to the Minor:

MODGREEK 201, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement examination.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1. Modern Greek Language and Literature: at least two courses in modern Greek language and literature, above MODGREEK 201.
  2. Modern Greek culture: at least one broad introductory course.
  3. Upper-Level courses: at least two upper-level (300- or 400-level) courses in modern Greek diaspora and travel.

Substitutions.

Any appropriate course taught in the area of Modern Greek Studies in departments other than Classical Studies must be approved by the program advisor and the Chair in Modern Greek.

Modern Greek Studies Academic Minor (effective through Summer 2012) +

Modern Greek Studies

effective through Summer 2012

Academic minors in Classical Studies are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the Department of Classical Studies.

This academic minor is designed to provide a basic, but contextual and broad, familiarity with Modern Greek language, literature, and culture. More specifically, it requires students to study, at the intermediate and advanced level, Modern Greek and authors writing poetry and/or prose, but at the same time it acquaints the student with the broader historical, social, and cultural content in which these authors lived and worked. The minor is for students who have a strong interest in contemporary Hellenism and who wish to explore it, under close and careful supervision, in a meaningful fashion.

Prerequisite to the Academic Minor:

MODGREEK 201, or equivalent as determined by departmental placement examination.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1. Modern Greek Language and Literature: at least two courses in modern Greek language and literature, above MODGREEK 201.
  2. Modern Greek culture: at least one broad introductory course.
  3. Upper-Level courses: at least two upper-level (300- or 400-level) courses in modern Greek diaspora and travel.

Substitutions.

Any appropriate course taught in the area of Modern Greek Studies in departments other than Classical Studies must be approved by the program advisor and the Chair in Modern Greek.


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