Minor Concentration Neo-Hellenic Studies (18 credits)

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

Program Requirements

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.**

This Minor Concentration 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)

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 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Fall)

  • 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 2018

    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 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Oral and written competence in the language at the intermediate level through the study of grammar and vocabulary. Excerpts from literature, film and music introducing the civilization of modern Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230 or similar course or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 332 Intermediate Modern Greek 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : A thorough review of the language at the intermediate level through the study of grammar, vocabulary and derivatives. Excerpts in prose, poetry and newspapers as well as audiovisual material introducing the civilization of modern Greece. a continuation of CLAS 331.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): CLAS 331 or similar course 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Anastassios Anastassiadis (Fall)

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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.

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 & Communications (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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Naomi Kaloudis (Fall)

  • CLAS 301 Ancient Greek Literature and Society (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Survey of ancient Greek literature in translation, covering the key genres and texts in their social and historical contexts. 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 2018

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CLAS 200.

  • CLAS 303 Ancient Greek Religion (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Focus 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CLAS 380.

    • Prerequisite(s): 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Fronda (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: James Krapfl (Fall)

  • HIST 262 Mediterranean and European Interconnections (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Introduction to the cultural practices and political experiences that have shaped the Eastern Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe examined diachronically. Topics adressed include empires and nations, religion, politics of memory and space, archeology and historical legacies, migrations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken HIST 462.

    • The course is composed of two to four interrelated seminars and includes field excursions. Two sections of 30 students each will be offered.

    • There is a fee of $2,970 for the McGill Summer Studies in Greece activity associated with registration in course HIST 262. The fee includes accommodation based on double room occupancy, meals, onsite visits, course packs and travel within Greece when associated with onsite visits. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and travel insurance costs.

    • Des frais spéciaux liés à l'activité d'Etudes estivales en Grèce de McGill d'un montant de 2970 $ sont associés à l'inscription au cours HIST 262. Ces frais comportent l'hébergement sur la base d'une chambre double, les répas, les visites aux sites, les coursepacks et les frais de déplacement liés aux excursions/visites en Grèce. Les étudiants sont responsables pour leur propre le voyage vers et de Grèce ainsi que pour les coûts de leur assurance médicale et de rapatriement.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Hans Beck (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 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 2018

    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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Gaelle Fiasse (Fall)

  • 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 2017

    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—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)