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Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Spring 2011

GRKST 100 - Modern Greek Culture and Civilization.
CODE 2851 - Wednesdays 1:40-4:30pm
Credits 3
Prof. Nicos Alexiou
This course will survey major cultural practices, intellectual pursuits and ideological currents from the post-byzantine to the present period. The emergence and development of a modern Greek identity will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Interactions between the sphere of culture and other social spheres, the relation between popular culture and the arts, and the conflicting representations of a "national culture" are among the general themes to the specifically pursued in relation to modern Greece.

GRKMD 041W - Modern Greek Literature in Translation.
CODE 1173 - Mon. & Wed. 1:40-2:55pm
Credits 3
Prof. Ioannis Zikoudis
Survey of 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. Writing Intensive.

GRKMD 041W - Modern Greek Literature in Translation.
CODE 1174 - Tues. & Thurs. 1:40-2:55pm
Credits 3
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Survey of 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. Writing Intensive.

GRKMD 111 - Elementary Modern Greek I.
CODE 1175 - Mon. & Wed. 10:15-12:05pm
Credits 4
Prof. Ioannis Zikoudis
Prereq: Permission of department or instructor.
Intended for students with no previous training in Greek. Designed to establish correct pronunciation, to teach the elements of grammar, enable students to read, to understand spoken Greek, to become familiar with cultural aspects of modern Greek, and especially to establish a good basic vocabulary.

GRKMD 203 - Intermidiate Modern Greek I.
CODE 1176 - Tues. & Thurs. 10:50-12:05pm
Credits 3
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Continuation of Modern Greek 112 with grammar review, conversation, practice in writing, and readings in literary and cultural materials at an intermediate level.

GRKMD 306 - Modern Greek Literature II.
CODE 1177 - Tues. & Thurs. 9:45-10:40am
Credits 3
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Taught in Greek
Prereq: GRKMD 305 or equivalent.
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.

HIST 200 - Women in Byzantium.
CODE 0444 - Thursdays 1:40-4:30pm
Credits 3
STAFF

HIST 210 - The Byzantine Empire 1025-1453.
CODE 0451 - Fridays 9:15-12:05pm
Credits 3
STAFF
This course will study the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire from 1025, when the emperor Basil II died, to 1453 when the city fell to the armies of the Ottoman Turks. Through a combination of primary sources and secondary literature our goal is to address and comprehend several aspects (historical, social, artistic) of this unique political entity.

HIST 240 - Southeastern Europe, 1804 to the Present.
CODE 0567 - Thursdays 1:40-4:30pm
Credits 3
Prof. Theodoros Theoharis
The rise of nationalism, the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, and the formation of the Southeastern European states.

URBST 360W - Urban Research Workshop: Greek American Community in the New York/Queens Astoria Area. Political, Social and Cultural dynamics.
CODE 0392 - Tues. & Thurs. 10:50-12:05pm
Credits 3
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. Students will be guided to construct a questionnaire that will reflect each student's particular interest (politics, sociologoy, education, and economics).

TUTORIAL
CODE 2853 ****Hours to be announced****
Credits 3
Staff-Upper Junior or Senior status Required.

 

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