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Minor Neo-Hellenic Concentration (18 credits)

Offered by: History and Classical Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

This Minor immerses students in the rich literary and cultural tradition of Greece. It 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.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Revision, August 2014. Start of revision.

12-15 credits chosen from:

  • CLAS 230D1 Introductory Modern Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course for beginners.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CLAS 236, CLAS 237 or CLAS 238.
    • Students must register for both CLAS 230D1 and CLAS 230D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 230D1 and CLAS 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • CLAS 230D2 Introductory Modern Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : See CLAS 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 230D1 and CLAS 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • CLAS 331 Intermediate Modern Greek Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Competence in the language at the intermediate level through the study of grammar, vocabulary and derivatives. Excerpts in prose and poetry introducing the civilization of modern Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230 or CLAS 235 or CLAS 237 or permission of the instructor
  • CLAS 332 The Modern Greek Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected modern Greek novels. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 333 Modern Greek Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Selected works of 20th Century Greek poets - Kavafy, Seferis, Elytis, and others.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230 or permission of the instructor
  • CLAS 335 Modern Greek Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Offers a panorama of Modern Greek culture and society through the study of a corpus of documents in Greek pertaining to the year's thematic topic. It is a continuation of CLAS 331.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 331 or permission of instructor
    • The language of instruction is English but readings are in Greek. A certain oral fluency in Greek is expected in order to be able to comment and participate in discussions.
  • CLAS 336 Modern Greek Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Offers a panorama of Modern Greek literature. It examines a corpus of texts selected according to each year's thematic topic of study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or CLAS 335 or HIST 349 or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 337 Hellenisms: Roman to Ottoman (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Deals with the continuous transformations of Greek ethnicity and relationships to different religions from the post-Classical (4th c. BCE) to the Ottoman periods (late 18th c. CE). It will examine these transformations within a series of multiethnic and multicultural Mediterranean regimes (Hellenistic kingdoms, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman empires).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 203 or CLAS 332 or CLAS 380 or RELG 280 or RELG 322 or RELG 326 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 349 Greece: From Ottoman to the European Union (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines the emergence of a modern nation state in the Balkans out of the Ottoman empire and its evolution until its present status as a member state of the European Union. A story of Greece and Greeks within the broader regional and global context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or HIST 215 or 3 credits in Ancient Greek history or permission of instructor
    • 2-3 film screenings held in a continuous 3-hour slot.
    • Screenings will replace lecture hours the week of screenings.
Revision, August 2014. End of revision.

3-6 credits to be chosen from the list below (with adviser's approval, other courses might also be considered):

  • ARTH 314 The Medieval City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Towns and cities in the Middle Ages as architectural entities, their urban planning and development; main building types, profane and ecclesiastical: castle, defence works, town halls, houses, cathedrals, churches and monasteries; the role architecture played in forming a society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CLAS 200 Introduction to Ancient Greek Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Survey of ancient Greek literature in translation from Homer to Second Sophistic, covering the key genres and texts of the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Imperial eras. The material to be discussed includes Archaic epic, lyric and elegy; Classical tragedy, comedy and historiography; Hellenistic poetry, and literature of the Roman Imperial period.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lynn Kozak (Winter)

  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Fall)

  • CLAS 300 Greek Drama and the Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of the Greek dramatists, both tragic and comic, in the light of their plays, with special emphasis on the theatrical techniques of the authors and the means of production in the Greek theatre.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CLAS 380 Ancient Greek Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Focuses on the history of Greek religion in the Classical Period. Particular attention will be paid to the Greek concept of divinity, local pantheons, civic festival calendars, the topography of myth and ritual, ideas concerning the afterlife, mystery cults, oracles and games and the literary representations of religion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 203 or HIST 205 or permission of instructor.
  • CLAS 404 Classical Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examines the evolution of Classical Antiquity's social and cultural status from the 17th c. to the present day. Particular consideration is given to the processes of the ongoing professionalization of history and archeology as academic disciplines, the emergence of new political usages of the past, the transformation of cultural practices from the Grand Tour to the modern museum and tourism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 202 or related courses or permission of instructor
  • HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of Mediterranean history from the Bronze Age until the 6th century AD, focusing on Greek and Roman civilization.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alexander McAuley (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 209 prior to September 2006.
  • HIST 226 East Central and Southeastern Europe in 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Introductory survey of east central and southeastern European history from the twilight of nineteenth-century imperialism to the most recent expansion of the European Union. Consideration will be given to the two world wars and their consequences; nationalism, fascism, and socialism; and the revolutions of 1989.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • HIST 231 Archaeology of the Ancient World (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the history of classical archaeology in the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean through the study of material evidence and literary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • HIST 362 Byzantine History and Historiography (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines the political, social, cultural, and economic aspects of the 1000-year story of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as the Byzantine empire, as well as its posterity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 205 or HIST 214 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 368 Greek History: Classical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Classical period of Greek history, from the end of the Persian wars to the death of Alexandra the Great (479-323 BC).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 205 or HIST 231 or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 369 Greek History: Early Greece (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Historical study of the period from the Mycenean Age to the end of the Archaic Age.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 205 or HIST 231 or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 379 Greek History: Hellenistic Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Hellenistic Greek world from Alexander the Great to the period of the Roman conquest.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John Serrati (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 205 or HIST 231 or permission of instructor.
  • PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of the ethical and political theories of ancient Greece, especially those of Plato and Aristotle.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 333
  • PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of the surviving fragments of the presocratic philosophers and schools of philosophy, as well as later reports of their views.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eric Lewis (Winter)

  • PHIL 355 Aristotle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of selected works by Aristotle. The course considers issues in moral philosophy as well as those found in the logical treatises, the Physics and Metaphysics, and in the philosophy of mind.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Stephen Menn (Fall)

  • PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of some of the major post-Aristotelian schools of philosophy. Texts from the Peripatetic, Stoic, Epicurean, Sceptical, Platonic, and medical traditions may be considered. Problems in logic, ethics, physics, epistemology, and metaphysics will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Stephen Menn (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 354 or PHIL 355
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 351
  • PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of central themes of ancient moral theory as treated by two or more contrasting philosophers or philosophical traditions - probably including Plato and/or Aristotle, and possibly some Hellenistic or post-Hellenistic schools.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • POLI 333 Western Political Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The major themes and writers in the political theory of classical antiquity. The political ideas of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic philosophers will be explored through the significant texts of this period.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: William Roberts (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 231 or POLI 232 or PHIL 240 or at least two political science courses at the 300 level; or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.

Minimum 12 credits at the 300 level or above.

Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)