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Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Fall 2015 Classes

Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Fall 2015 Classes
GRKST 101- Byzantine Culture & Civilization
code 74170 Tues and Thurs 1:40-2:55 pm
credits 3 Kiely 417
Prof. Warren Woodfin
Byzantium has been described both as a bridge between Antiquity and the Middle Ages and between Europe and the Middle East. This course will introduce the political, social and religious history of the Byzantine Empire (324-1453 C.E.) through a number of key texts and munuments. Through the lens of the documents, we will explore the contributions of Byzantium in the fields of religion, literature, art architecture and music. Over the course of the semester, students should gain a fundamental understanding of the underpinnings of Byzantine civilization and an overview of its political and artistic achievements.
***cross listed with***
HISTORY 200-code 59447 and HTH 220-code 57835
GRKMD 41W Modern Greek Literature in Translation
code 63422 Tues and Thurs 7:45-9:00 am
credits 3 King 208
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Surveys Modern Greek literature in translation from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The authors and their words are examined not only for their individual stylistic and thematic elements but also within the context of European literary and cultural movements. (H1T2)
GRKMD 111 Elementary Modern Greek I
code 63424 Tues and Thurs 10:05-11:55 am
credits 4 Kiely 421
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Prereq: Permission of the department. Intended for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Greek. Designed to establish correct pronunciation, to teach the elementsof grammar, to enable students to understand written and spoken Greek, to become familiar with cultural aspects of Modern Greece and especially to establish a good basic vocabulary.
GRKMD 203 Intermediate Modern Greek I
code 63430 Tues and Thurs 3:10-4:25 pm
cedits 3 King 107
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
Prereq: GRKMD 112 or equivalent, or permission of the department. Continuation of GRKMD 112 with grammar review, conversation and readings in literary and cultural materials at an intermediate level.
GRKMD 223-1 Modern Greek Conversation
code 63430 Tues and Thurs 6:30-7:45 pm
credits 3 Rathaus 208
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
Prereq: GRKMD 112 or permission of the department. For students who have an elementary knowledge of Greek and wish to improve their ability to converse. Recommended especially for students in GRKMD 203.
GRKMD 306 Modern Greek Literature II
code 63432 Tues and Thurs 5:00-6:15 pm
credits 3 King 107
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
Prereq: GRKMD 305 or equivalent, or permission of the department. An introduction to the principle genres of nineteenth century Greek literature. Selections will be read from lyric and narrative poetry, the short story, the novel, drama and essays. (HIT2)
HNRS 126W The Peopling of NY
code 39568 Tues and Thurs 12:15-1:30 pm
credits 3 Honrs Hall 12
Prof. Christos P. Ioannides
Prereq: HNRS 125 and student must be in the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College. The course will examine the role of immigration and migration in shaping the past, present and future identity of New York City. Topics include the ways religion, race, ethnicity and gender influence immigrant experiences; the formation and social organization of various communities and their impact of newcomers on urban culture and politics. Students will work in teams to conduct research on specific communities. The focus will be on Astoria which has the largest concentration of Greeks than anywhere in the U.S. In addition to studying the Greeks in this area of Queens, We will also examine the Brazilian community in Astoria, relative newcomers in this ethnically mixed neighborhood. Field trips to Astoria will be part of the course.
URBST 340W The Greek American Community in New York/Queens, Astoria area: Political, Social and Cultural Dynamics
code 57537 Tues and Thurs 10:45-12:00 pm
credits 3 Powdermaker Hall 253
Prof. Christos P. Ioannides
This course will revolve around a research project on the Greek American community in the New York/Queens and Astoria area where most Greeks reside. The course is designed to encourage students to conduct research on political, social, cultural, educational and economic attributes of the Greek American community. We will also discuss the Greek Crisis and its impact on this community. Students will be guided to construct a questionnaire that will reflect each student's particular interest (politics, sociology, education, economics and Greek Crisis.)
code 74171 **hours to be announced**
credits 3
Staff--Upper Junior/Senior status required
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