Courses

Modern Greek Language Course Descriptions

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental communication skills in Modern Greek. Students completing the course will emerge with a basic level of communicative proficiency that includes the kind of core vocabulary and grammatical skills that would facilitate basic communication for someone travelling to Greece. Classes will contain a mixture of structured conversation activities, listening exercises, and brief presentations that will highlight new vocabulary, syntax, and grammar.

(Credit in this course does not count toward the minor in European Studies.)

Beginning Modern Greek II builds upon the foundation that was established in E100. The course is designed to expand fundamental communication skills in Modern Greek, allowing students to communicate in future and past time. Students completing the course will possess a level of communicative proficiency and cultural knowledge that will assist them in pursuing study abroad opportunities or living in Greece. Classes will contain a mixture of structured conversation activities, listening exercises, and brief presentations that will highlight new syntax and grammar. This course will also contain regular cultural knowledge components designed to help students explore different facets of life in contemporary Greece.

Prerequisite: E100 or equivalent. (Credit in this course does not count toward the minor in European Studies.)

This course, which is open to students who have completed E150 or who have achieved a similar level of fluency by other means, is designed to help intermediate students improve their communicative competency in Modern Greek. Students will learn vocabularies and acquire grammar skills and cultural knowledge that will allow them to begin to talk about more complex topics like family histories and social issues.

The last part of class will be dedicated to the class project: working in groups students will create either a photo novella or a short film that explores the impact of the economic crisis on two everyday Greek citizens.

This course, is intended for students who have completed E200 or who have achieved a similar level of fluency by other means. The course will continue the emphasis in E200 acquiring vocabularies and grammar skills that facilitate the exploration of Greek culture and social issues. Students completing the course will possess a foundation for future learning that will allow them to pursue increasing levels of fluency in situ through travel, study-abroad, and/or research opportunities. A course concludes with a group project in which students explore a topic of cultural or social relevance in contemporary Greece and, with the assistance of the instructor, create learning materials for their classmates.

This course, designed for students who have completed E250, assists advanced students in developing their communicative competency in Modern Greek, their reading and writing skills, and their understanding of Greek culture and society. The course is focused on a variety of contemporary events such as the controversy over the proposed repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles, the Eurozone Economic Crisis and its effects on Greek society, the Eurozone Refugee Crisis, and Greek attitudes toward Smoking and Smoking Laws.

This course, designed for students who have completed E300, assists advanced students in developing both their communicative competency in Modern Greek and their awareness of Greece’s culture and history. In particular, the course will focus on improving language skills by engaging Greek history through literature and cinema.

Prerequisite: E300 or equivalent. Carries A&H credit and Global Civilizations credit.

This course, which meets with E100, is designed to provide students with fundamental communication skills in Modern Greek. Students completing the course will emerge with a basic level of communicative proficiency that includes the kind of core vocabulary and grammatical skills that would facilitate basic communication for someone travelling to Greece. Classes will contain a mixture of structured conversation activities, listening exercises, and brief presentations that will highlight new vocabulary, syntax, and grammar. Students are expected to do additional work outside of class in order to acquire graduate reading knowledge of Modern Greek by the end of E492.

(Credit for this course does not count toward graduate degrees.)

This course, which meets with Intermediate Modern Greek II, builds upon the foundation that was established in E491. Students will learn vocabularies and acquire grammar skills and cultural knowledge that will allow them to begin to talk about more complex topics like cultural and social issues. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of reading skills. Students are expected to do additional work outside of class in order to acquire graduate reading knowledge of Modern Greek by the end of the semester.


Prerequisite: E491 or equivalent. (Credit for this course does not count toward graduate degrees.)

This course, which meets with E300 and is designed for graduate students who have completed E492, assists students in developing their communicative competency in Modern Greek, their reading and writing skills, and their understanding of Greek cultural and society. The course is focused on a variety of contemporary events such as the controversy over the proposed repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles, the Eurozone Economic Crisis and its effects on Greek society, the Eurozone Refugee Crisis, and Greek attitudes toward Smoking and Smoking Laws.

Prerequisite: E492 or equivalent.

This course, which is designed for graduate students who have completed 580, assists students in developing both their communicative competency in Modern Greek and their awareness of Greece’s culture and history. In particular, the course will focus on improving language skills by engaging Greek history through literature and cinema.

Prerequisite: E580 or equivalent.

This course allows graduate students who have completed E581 or achieved a similar level of fluency by other means to pursue a language program that is tailored to their research interests. Students will work with the instructor to craft a course of study.

Prerequisite: E581 or equivalent.