Classical Studies: Modern Greek

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  • CAS CG 111: Beginning Modern Greek 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: For beginners only.
    Course may not be elected by anyone with previous study of modern Greek without consent of the department. Provides a basic reading knowledge of modern Greek (demotic) and introduces students to the spoken language.
  • CAS CG 112: Beginning Modern Greek 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 111; or equivalent.
    Review of grammar and syntax of modern Greek, reading in both prose and poetry, intensive oral practice.
  • CAS CG 211: Intermediate Modern Greek 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 112; or equivalent.
    Intensive review of modern Greek grammar and syntax and drill material from CAS CG 111 and 112. Development of advanced oral and reading skills.
  • CAS CG 212: Intermediate Modern Greek 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 211; or equivalent.
    Discussion in Greek on everyday themes. Development of reading skills through the analysis of contemporary texts. Analysis of contrasting modes of expression and their influence on separate national cultures in Greek and in English.
  • CAS CG 350: The Modern Greek Short Story
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 212; or equivalent.
    A study of Greek short fiction from its beginnings to the present with emphasis on its historical context and cultural ideologies. Close reading of Papadiamantis, Vizyenos, Myrivilis, Venezix, Nollas, Gritse-Milliex, and others. Conducted in Greek.
  • CAS CG 356: The Modern Greek Novel
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 212; or equivalent.
    A study of representative modern Greek novels with analysis relating the author's work to the rest of his life and the situation in Greece. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 356.
  • CAS CG 357: Modern Greek Culture and Film
    Introduction to Greek cultural, social, historical, political, economic, and religious issues through a range of films that have reflected and shaped contemporary Greek society. Entertainment, education, popular culture, propaganda, and identity- and nation-building practices as reflected in Greek cinema. Also offered as CAS CI 378.
  • CAS CG 359: Cavafy and History
    A study of the Modern Greek poet, Konstantinos Kavafis (Cavafy), addressing the historical background, themes, and settings of his works, which treat periods ranging from the Trojan War through the Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity. Taught in English. Also offered as CAS CL 359.