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Modern Greek Literature in Translation

                 Conducted in English

This course will conduct a survey of Modern Greek Literature (in translation) from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present.  We will examine the authors and their works not only for their individual stylistic and thematic elements, but also within the context of European literary and cultural movements.  As a “W” course, we will also focus on developing students’ writing, specifically writing about literature.  We will devote some time each week to discussing writing issues, doing in-class writing and workshops.

The goals of this course are to: teach students to analyze and interpret texts through close reading, discussion, and writing; emphasize literature’s inherent ability to reflect and understand a particular society by discussing literature within the broader range of the liberal arts; promote and develop students’ skills in critical thinking, understanding and appreciation of the written language; provide a comparative approach to understanding the place of Modern Greek literature within the larger field of European literature; develop students’ writing and analytical skills on the university level.



Location: Athens, Greece


NY departure and return dates: June 25 - July 24

Arrive in Athens morning of June 26


Course offered: 3 credits


Faculty: Professor Gerasimus Katsan

Housing: Shared Apartments, University of Indianapolis Athens Campus


Program Costs:


Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3262


CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $645


Travel insurance: $50


Consolidated fee (housing, tours, excursions, welcome and farewell dinner): $2567


Total cost with airfare: $4262


Airfare: $1000 (estimate)


Additional costs:


Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)


Application Deadline: April 2, 2012


Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad

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