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Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies Spring 2019 Classes

GRKST 100 - Modern Greek Culture & Civilization
CODE 56191 - Tues & Thurs 1:40-2:55 pm
Credits 3   Room TBA
Prof. Ioannides

This course will examine the main characteristics of Greek culture from the post-Byzantine era to the present. We will discuss the major ideological trends and the dynamics that led to the emergence of modern Greek identity and the formation of the modern Greek State, including the world of literature, music and the arts in general.

ARTH 101 - History of Western Art I
CODE 1383 - Tues & Thurs 10:405-12:00 pm
Credits 3   Klapper 403
Prof. Woodfin

A chronological survey of the major periods, styles, artists and monuments of western visual arts, primarily painting, sculpture, and architecture beginning with the earliest human artistic creations in prehistoric times, continuing through the ancient and medieval worlds to the Gothic era.

**Not open to students who are enrolled in or have recieved credit for ARTH 1 AND 102**
​ARTH 503/742.3 - Topics in the History of Art: Mosaics
CODE 55132/57834 - Tuesday 6:00-7:40 pm
Credits 3   Klapper 403
Prof. Woodfin

This graduate course surveys the history of the mosaic museum, from its Hellenistic origins to the Late Byzantine period (13th-15th centuries CE). Along the way, it will examine both practical questions such as technique, workshop organization, and patronage, as well as broader theoretical questions regarding mosaic's special status as a cultural signifier. Finally, the course will look at the impact of Byzantine mosaics on the art of the 20th century.

**Open to qualified undergraduates by permission of the instructor**

GRKMD 41W 01 - Modern Greek Literature in Translation
CODE 8683 - Mon & Wed 3:10-4:25 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 245B
Prof. Hadjipolycarpou

GRKMD 41W 02 - Modern Greek Literature in Translation
CODE 8684 - Mon & Wed 6:30-7:45 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 245B
Prof. Hadjipolycarpou

Surveys Modern Greek literature in translation from the middle of the 19th 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 (LIT)
GRKMD 111 - Elementary Modern Greek I
CODE 8685 - Tues & Thurs 10:05-11:55 am
Credits 4   Queens Hall 245B
Prof. Athanasopoulou **Web-Enhanced Instruction Mode**

Prereq.: Permission of the department. Intended for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Greek. Designed to establish correct pronunciation, to teach 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 8686 - Mon & Wed 5:00-6:15 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 245B
Prof. Hadjipolycarpou **Web-Enhanced Instruction Mode**

​Prereq.: GRKMD 112 or equivalent, or permission of the department. A continuation of GRKMD 112 with grammar review, conversation, and readings in literary and cultural materials at an intermediate level.

GRKMD 223 - Modern Greek Conversation
CODE 8687 - Tues & Thurs 12:15-1:30 pm
Credits 3   Queens Hall 245B
Prof. Athanasopoulou​

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 203/204. 

URBST 340W - The Greek American Community in New York (Queens, Astoria area), Political, Social and Cultural Dynamics
CODE 10172 - Tues & Thurs 10:45 am-12:00 pm
Credits 3   Powdermaker Hall 115
Prof. Ioannides

This course will revolve around the political, social, economic, educational and cultural attributes of the Greek-American community in the New York area, especially in Queens, which includes Astoria, the largest "Greek Town" in America. We will also discuss the Greek Crisis and its impact on the community. Students will be guided to contruct a questionnaire that can reflect their particular interest (politics, sociology, education and economics) and write a term paper. By the completion of the course, students will be enabled to have a good understanding of the Greek community and its changing dynamics in the Queens area.

GRKST 390 - Tutorial
CODE 56192 **Room/Hours TBA**
Credits 3
**Upper Junior/Senior status required**

**For more information, please contact 
The Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies 
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