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Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Spring 2016 Classes

GRKST 102- The Greek American Community
CODE 68900 Tues & Thurs 10:45-12:00 pm
Credits 3   PH 253
Prof. Christos P. Ioannides
This course will study the Greek experience in America since the early 1900's. We will examine the patterns of settlement around the US, the main Greek American institutions (family, church, schools, fraternal and local associations), upward social mobility and Greek Americans in arts and culture; we will also discuss the cross-currents of assimilation and Greek identity maintenance and the effect of digital communications/social media. Special emphasis will be given to the sources of politicization of the Greek American community (e.g. the 1974 Cyprus crisis) and the role of Greek Americans in politics.
***Cross-Listed with***
URBST 340W- The Greek American Community in the New York/Queens, Astoria area. Political, Social and Cultural Dynamics.
CODE 57342 Tues & Thurs 10:45-12:00 pm
Credits 3   PH 253
Prof. Christos P. Ioannides
GRKMD 41W- Modern Greek Literature in Translation
CODE 62410 Tues & Thurs 7:45-9:00 am
Credits 3   Queens Hall 181
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Surveys Modern Greek literature in translation from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The authors and their works are examined not only for their individual stylistic and thematic elements but also within the context of European literary and cultural movements.
GRKMD 111- Elementary Modern Greek I
CODE 62412 Tues & Thurs 10:05-11:55 am
Credits 4   Queens Hall 181
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 elements of 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 62429 Tues & Thurs 3:10-4:25 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 181
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
Prereq. GRKMD 112 or equivalent, or permission of the department. A continuation of GRKMD 112, with grammar review, conversation, composition, and readings in literary and cultural materials at an intermediate level.
GRKMD 223- Modern Greek Conversation
CODE 62432 Tues & Thurs 6:30-7:45 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 181
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
Prereq. GRKMD 112 or permission of the department. For students who have an elementary knowledge of Modern Greek and wish to improve their ability to converse. Recommended especially for students in GRKMD 203.
GRKMD 306- Modern Greek Literature II
CODE 62433 Tues & Thurs 5:00-6:15 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 181
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
Prereq.: GRKMD 305 or equivalent, or permission of the department. An introduction to the principle genres of nineteenth and twentieth century Greek literature. Selections will be read from lyric and narrative poetry, the novel, short stories, drama and essays.
**Taught in Greek**
HNRS 126W- The Peopling of New York
CODE 50288 Tues & Thurs 1:40-2:55pm
Credits 3   Honors Hall 9
Prof. Christos P. Ioannides
Prereq.: HNRS 125 and student must be in the Macauly 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.
CODE 68911 **Hours to be announced**
Credits 3
Upper Junior/Senior status required
For more information please contact 
The Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies 
by phone at: (718)997-4520













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