Course Descriptions

AP/GKM 1000 6.0 Introductory Modern Greek

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

PREREQUISITE: None.

DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the fundamentals of modern Greek: the writing system, pronunciation and some practice in simple conversation and writing.

FORMAT: Four hours a week.

EVALUATION: Three tests (15% each) – 45%; presentation of a project –15%; class participation – 15%; final examination – 25%.

TEXTS: Peter Bien, Jon Rassias, et al. /Demotic Greek 1. / Fourth edition. Some short stories (xeroxed).

AP/GKM 2000 6.0 Intermediate Modern Greek

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

PREREQUISITE: AP/GKM 1000 6.0; or equivalent; or permission of the instructor.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to improve the students' oral and written command of the modern Greek. Short texts relevant to modern Greek culture will be analyzed for their content and style.

FORMAT: Three hours for one evening a week.

EVALUATION: Three written papers (15% each) – 45%; first term test –10%; class participation – 15%; final examination – 30%.

TEXTS: Xeroxed materials distributed in class.

AP/GKM 3600 6.0 Modern Greek Literature and Culture after Independence

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

PREREQUISITE: AP/GKM 2000 6.0 or AP/GK2430 6.0; or permission of the department.

DESCRIPTION: Reading of selected modern Greek short stories, novels and dramas from the 20th century. This course focuses on the interrelationship between Greek cinema and literature.

FORMAT: Three hours for one evening a week.

EVALUATION: Three written papers (15% each) – 45%; first term test –10%; class participation – 15%; final examination – 30%.

TEXTS: TBA

AP/GKM 4600 6.0 Topics in Modern Greek Culture: Literature, Cinema, Theatre

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

PREREQUISITE: AP/GKM 2000 6.0 or AP/GK2430 6.0; or permission of the department.

DESCRIPTION: A general survey of the development of Greek literature and culture from the early 19th century, as they related to contemporary Greek consciousness. Further practice and study of modern Greek.

FORMAT: Three hours for one evening a week.

EVALUATION: Three written papers (15% each) – 45%; first term test –10%; class participation – 15%; final examination – 30%.

TEXTS: TBA