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  • Course listings in History and Classical Studies include regular offerings in Modern Greek language, history, literature and culture. All courses related to Modern Greek may be counted towards the Minor in Neo-Hellenic Studies. 

    Depending on the type of course, credits earned in Modern Greek may also be counted as:
    - Civilization credits towards degree option in Classical Studies
    - History electives towards degree option in History. 

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Minor Concentration in Neo-Hellenic Studies

Program Advisor

Prof. Anastassios Anastassiadis
tassos [dot] anastassiadis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Office: 827, Leacock Building
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 5 pm
Wednesdays 1 pm - 3 pm
Thursdays 3:30 pm - 5 pm

Program description

The Minor Concentration in Neo-Hellenic Studies immerses students in the rich literary and cultural tradition of Greece. The Minor Concentration is designed to enable students to achieve linguistic proficiency in Modern Greek and to provide them with an understanding of the diachronic influence and the synchronic importance of the Modern Greek language, literature and history in the contemporary global world of diversity and pluralism. The Program Advisor explains why to undertake a minor in Neo-Hellenic Studies, here

Program Requirements

Complementary (18 credits)

Students may choose 12-15 credits from the following courses:

CLAS 230D1 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 230D2 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 331 Intermediate Modern Greek Lang 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 332 The Modern Greek Novel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 333 Modern Greek Poetry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 335 Modern Greek Culture & Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 336 Modern Greek Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 337 Hellenisms: Roman to Ottoman 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CLAS 431 Senior Modern Greek Literature (3 credits)
CLAS 432 Senior Modern Greek Reading Course (3 credits)
HIST 349 Greece: From Ottoman to the EU 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer



Additionally, students may choose 3-6 credits from the following list:
(With advisor’s approval, other courses might also be considered)

ARTH 314 The Medieval City 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 200 Intro to Ancient Greek Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CLAS 203 Greek Mythology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 300 Ancient Drama and Theatre 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 380 Ancient Greek Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 404 Classical Tradition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 226 E Central &SE Europe in 20th C 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 231 Archaeology of Ancient World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 362 Byzantine Hist&Historiography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 368 Greek Hist: Classical Period 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 369 Greek History: Early Greece 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 379 Greek History:Hellenistic Per. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 355 Aristotle 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

POLI 333 Western Political Theory 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer



Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or above.

Course Offerings

CLAS 230D1 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 230D2 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 331 Intermediate Modern Greek Lang 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 332 The Modern Greek Novel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 333 Modern Greek Poetry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 335 Modern Greek Culture & Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 336 Modern Greek Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 337 Hellenisms: Roman to Ottoman 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 404 Classical Tradition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CLAS 431 Senior Modern Greek Literature (3 credits)
CLAS 432 Senior Modern Greek Reading Course (3 credits)
HIST 349 Greece: From Ottoman to the EU 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 362 Byzantine Hist&Historiography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 436 Topics: European History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 (When the topic is relevant to Greece in its Balkan, European, Mediterranean context)

Fellowships

  • The Greek Grand Tour Summer Fellowship

    The proposed fellowship ($1200 in 2015) contributes to the travel and living expenses for an outstanding graduating student with a Neo-Hellenic studies minor in order to live a Grand Tour experience in Greece during the summer, following graduation from McGill, and to report on it. For more information, click here.

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship

    Qualified students pursuing or willing to pursue graduate studies at McGill University can apply for the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowships

Students and Alumni

  • Watch Ariana Collas (B.A. 2013, Political Science/Minor in Neo-Hellenic Studies) explain why she took Modern Greek at McGill.

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  • Click here to see what Dimitrios Tomaras (B.A. 2014, Economics/Minor in Neo-Hellenic Studies) did with his Greek Grand Tour Summer Fellowship. 
  • Neo-Hellenic Studies minor student, Katerina Patouri, wins the Guy Ouellette Chomedey-Laval MNA scholarship from the Hellenic Scholarships Foundation of Montreal.

Alumni Donations to the Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies can be made here.

Fund code: 02287