Modern Greek Major

Modern Greek Major Under Semesters

The B.A. in Modern Greek requires 30 credit hours to complete, excluding prerequisites.  Required coursework consists of 2 courses (6 credit hours) in advanced Modern Greek (MG4001 and MG4002), one Culture Requirement, and at least 7 courses (21 credit hours) chosen from courses in Modern Greek and approved by the major advisor.  Of these 21 credit hours, no more than 2 courses may be taken with a strong Modern Greek component in an allied field (History, Theater, or Linguistics) and must be selected in consultation and approved by the major advisor. 

Prerequisites (13 credit hours):
    
     Modern Greek 1101  Elementary Modern Greek (5 cr)
     Modern Greek 1102  Intermediate Modern Greek I (5 cr)
     Modern Greek 1103  Intermediate Modern Greek II (3 cr)

Required Courses (30 credit hours):

  • Language Requirement (6 credit hours):

      Modern Greek 4001  Advanced Modern Greek I (3 cr)
      Modern Greek 4002  Advanced Modern Greek II (3 cr)

  • Culture Requirement (3 credit hours):

      Modern Greek 2000  Athens: The Modern City (3)
      Modern Greek 2100  Greece and Beyond: The Crossing of Borders Through Film (3)
      Modern Greek 2367 Reading and Writing About Issues in Greek-American Society and Culture (3)
      Modern Greek 2410  Culture of Contemporary Greece (3)
      Modern Greek 2410H  Honors Culture of Contemporary Greece (3)
      Modern Greek 2500H  Honors Greek Identities: Ancient and Modern (3)
      Modern Greek 2680  Folklore of Contemporary Greece (3)
      Modern Greek 3710  Modern Greek Literature in Translation (3)

  • At least 7 courses (21 credit hours) from the following:

      Modern Greek 2000    Athens: The Modern City (3)
      Modern Greek 2100    Greece and Beyond: The Crossing of Borders Through Film (3)
      Modern Greek 2240H  Travels to Greece: The Search for the Cultural Ideal (3)
      Modern Greek 2367 Reading and Writing About Issues in Greek-American Society and Culture (3)
      Modern Greek 2410    Culture of Contemporary Greece (3)
      Modern Greek 2410H  Honors Culture of Contemporary Greece (3)
      Modern Greek 2500H  Honors Greek Identities: Ancient and Modern (3)
      Modern Greek 2680    Folklore of Contemporary Greece (3)
      Modern Greek 3200    Greece-United States Passages: Studies in Transnationalism
      Modern Greek 3570    CLLC Radio (3)
      Modern Greek 3710    Modern Greek Literature in Translation (3)
      Modern Greek 4998    Research (1-3)
      Modern Greek 4998H  Honors Research (1-3)
      Modern Greek 4999    Thesis Research (1-6)
      Modern Greek 4999H Honors Thesis Research (1-6)
      Modern Greek 5000    Modern Greek Language and Literature (3)
      Modern Greek 5010    Advanced Studies in Modern Greek Language and Culture (1-3)
      Modern Greek 5193    Individual Studies (1-3)
      Modern Greek 5194    Group Studies (1-3)
      Modern Greek 5210    Studies in Modern Greek Literature (3)
      Modern Greek 5510    Contemporary Greek Prose (3)
      Modern Greek 5520    Contemporary Greek Poetry (3)
      Modern Greek 5797    Study at a Foreign University (1-9)

No more than 2 courses may be taken with a strong Modern Greek component in an allied field (History, Theater, or LIngustics) and must be selected in consultation and approved by the major advisor.

 

Modern Greek Major Under Quarters (40 hours)

  • Prerequisites (not counted toward major hours):
    • MG 101, 102, 103, 104 (or test out)
  • Forty hours from the following courses:
    • MG 401, 402 Advanced Modern Greek
    • MG 241 Culture of Contemporary Greece
    • MG 268 Folklore of Contemporary Greece
    • MG 367 Issues in Greek-American Society and Culture
    • MG 371 Modern Greek Literature in Translation
    • MG 651 Contemporary Greek Prose
    • MG 652 Contemporary Greek Poetry
    • a course in an allied field or a repeat of MG651, 652

A major consists of a minimum of 40 hours of Modern Greek courses. Modern Greek students are required to design their programs from courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics.

Core courses include Modern Greek 101 through 104. These courses do not apply toward the major.

Additional electives and GEC requirements totaling 191 hours are required by the College of the Arts and Sciences for graduation.

Success in modern Greek requires a commitment to daily preparation and a willingness on the part of the student to use the opportunities provided in class to speak the language. In addition, students should begin considering and planning for a study abroad program as soon as they have decided to major in Modern Greek. Students interested in studying abroad during their junior or senior year can get specific information about various programs from their coordinating adviser in the Department of Classics.

Sample Curriculum

Freshman Year

  • Culture of Contemporary Greece (5 credits)
  • GEC Courses (40 Credits)
  • College of Humanities Survey (1 Credit)
  • Total Hours -- 46 Credits

Sophomore Year

  • Advanced Modern Greek I and II (10 Credits)
  • GEC Courses (40 Credits)
  • Total Hours -- 50 Credits

Junior Year

  • Modern Greek Literature in Translation (5 credits)
  • Contemporary Greek Prose (5 credits)
  • GEC Courses (10 credits)
  • Electives (25 credits)
  • Total Hours -- 45 Credits

Senior Year

  • Contemporary Greek Poetry (5 credits)
  • Studies in Modern Greek Literature (5 credits)
  • Issues in Greek-American Society and Culture (5 credits)
  • GEC Courses (5 credits)
  • Electives (30 credits)
  • Total Hours -- 50 Credits
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