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Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Fall 2013

GRKST 102  The Greek American Community                    
CODE 92890 Tues & Thurs 10:50-12:05                                                            
Credits 3    Razran Hall 147                                                                                               
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, 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 communication/ social media. Special emphasis will be given to the sources of politization of the Greek American community (e.g the 1974 Cyprus crisis) and the role of the Greek Americans in politics.

*** Cross Listed with***

URBST 255 Ethnic Community in the US: The case of the Greek Americans
CODE 89982 Tues & Thurs 10:50-12:05
Credits 3    Razran 147
Prof. Christos P. Ioannides


GRKMD 41W-01 Modern Greek Lit. in Translation
CODE 87260 Tues & Thurs 5:00pm-6:15pm
Credits 3       King 208
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou
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. (H1T2/PLAS).


GRKMD 41W-02 Modern Greek Lit. in Translation
CODE 87262 Mon & Wed 7:45pm-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 works are examined not only for their individual stylistic and thematic elements, but also within the context of European literary and cultural movements. (H1T2/PLAS). 


GRKMD 112 Elementary Modern Greek II                         
CODE 87272  Tues &Thurs 10:05 am-11:55pm   
Credits 4      King 107                                                                                        
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan                                                     
Prereq: GRKMD 111 or Permission of the department. A continuation of GRKMD 111. Grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, speaking and listening comprehension will be developed.    


GRKMD 223 Modern Greek Conversation                            
CODE 87278 Tues & Thurs 3:10-4:25 pm
Credits 3      King 107                                                                     
Prof. Eleni Natsiopoulou                                                                           
Prereq.: GRKMD 112 or equivalent, or permission of the
. For students who have an elementary knowledge of Modern Greek and wish to improve their ability to converse. Recommended especially for students in 203.                                                                   


GRKMD 335 Modern Greek Studies: The Short Story
CODE 87281 Tuesdays 12:15-1:30
Credits3       King 107
Prof. Gerasimus Katsan
Taught in English translation, this course will follow the development of the short story in Greece, arguably the most important fictional form in Greece for the majority of the modern period. Selected readings from both 19th and 20th century writers, including Papadiamantis, Vizyenos, Karkavitsas, Myrivilis, Samarakis, Koumandreas and others. Taught in English. (PLAS) 


HISTORY 146 The Middle East in the 18th Century
CODE 85649 Tues & Thurs. 10:45-12:00 pm
Credits 3      PH 108
Prof. Elena Frangakis-Syrett
A survey of the political, economic, cuntural & social climate of the Middle East under the Ottoman Empire in the 18th Century.


HIST 209 The Byzantine Empire 324-1025
CODE 857621 Thursdays 10:45-1:30 pm                  
Credits 3   Kiely 417                                                                                        
Prof. Warren Woodfin                                                               
This course wil examine the history of the Byzantine Empire from 324, when Constantinople, the capital of the Empire, was founded, to 1025, the year Emperor Basil II died. 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.


HISTORY 241  Modern Greece, from 1821-1923
CODE 85785 Tues & Thurs. 1:40-2:55 pm 
Credits 3      PH 108
Prof. Theodoros Theoharis
The formation of the modern Greek state: politics, economy, society, nationalism and the international relations of Greece.


GRKST 390 Tutorial
CODE 14068 **Hours to be Announced**
Credits 3
Staff -- Upper Junior or Senior Status Required
Department Permission Required
Students undertake and complete an individual
problem in their field of special interest under the  
direction of an instructor of the program.

For more information please Contact:
Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Tel.: 718-997-4520

 Office Information

Christos P. Ioannides
Director of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

Office: Jefferson Hall, Room 301

Phone: 718-997-4520

Fax: 718-997-4529

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Christina Kosmidis

Phone: 718-997-4520

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