Modern Greek

Since Fall 2007, the Department of Classics has been part of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, and the Program in Modern Greek has been part of the Department of Classics. The location of Modern Greek in Classics makes great intellectual sense since issues of continuity and change are central to the Greek identity. The department's concentration in Hellenic Studies offers a unique experience for students to evaluate the continuity, rupture, and legacy of antiquity for the Modern Greek world from the vitae perspective of language. Click here to learn more about the concentration.

Spring 2017 Courses

For a complete accurate listing of course times visit this Schedule of Classes.

GREE-012:  Intensive First Level Modern Greek II   [5 credits]
The course introduces students to the language and culture of the Greek-speaking world.  Emphasis will be given primarily on oral communication, as well as phonology, the fundamentals of grammar, and the development of basic vocabulary in order to develop basic communicative skills in Modern Greek through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Prerequisites:  GREE-011 or permission of instructor

GREE-112:  Intensive Second Level Modern Greek II  [3 credits]
This course further equips students to exchange information in conversational Modern Greek. The course expands vocabulary by introducing students to more idioms and colloquialisms and builds a deeper appreciation of Greek grammar and syntax. Greek customs and traditions are explored through class conversation and audio-visual materials. Students are introduced to Greek literature, history, and a wider range of Greek language materials and media. Students continue honing their Greek language skills in fun and interactive ways! aking.  Prerequisites:  GREE-111 or permission of instructor  

GREE-212:  Intensive Third Level Modern Greek II  [3 credits]
This course focuses on mastering all requisite language skills while integrating aspects of Greek culture, history, and literature in fun and interactive ways!  Emphasis is put on expanding the vocabulary and developing conversational skills to prepare the students to enjoy discussions on a variety of topics with accuracy and fluency. Students have the opportunity to expand vocabulary in areas of personal or specialized interest relevant to their broader educational goals. Class instruction is supplemented by weekly grammar review and conversation sessions.

GREE-302:  Greek Tutorial  [3 credits]
Directed independent study.  By permission of the instructor only. 

GREE-356:  Greek Business Culture  [3 credits]
This advanced, level V, course is for students who already have a good command of the Greek language and are interested in further improving their language skills, particularly in the areas of business, law, and commerce.  The course will also offer insights into the Greek business culture.

The course is taught entirely in Greek and is based on the case study method with analysis of real life situations.  In that regard the course is highly interactive with students and instructors using ongoing dialogue based on student case studies and simulations.  During simulations students will be challenged to practice communicating orally and in writing with business partners, and to "become" entrepreneurs themselves as they learn how to develop a business plan in Greece.  During the introductory period and via handouts, audiovisuals, and discussions of the world of business in modern Greece and Cyprus, including labor relations and business ethics.