Modern Greek Studies

  • 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. 

  • Neo-Hellenic Studies
  • Courses
  • Fellowships
  • Students and Alumni
  • Teaching Greek

Minor Concentration in Neo-Hellenic Studies

Program Advisor

Prof. Anastassios Anastassiadis
tassos.anastassiadis [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Office: 827, Leacock Building
Office Hours: 2018-2019 on sabbatical (by appointment only)

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 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 332 Intermediate Modern Greek 2 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

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 203 Greek Mythology 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 262 Medit & Euro Interconnections 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

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 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CLAS 332 Intermediate Modern Greek 2 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

HIST 349 Greece: From Ottoman to the EU 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 262 Medit & Euro Interconnections 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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

 

The following courses are also admissible when the topic is relevant to Greece in its Balkan, European, or Mediterranean context:

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

 
HIST 597D1 Seminar: Modern Europe 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 597D2 Seminar: Modern Europe 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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

 

  • The Schull Yang International Experience Awards


     
    The Schull Yang International Experience Award, supported by Joseph Schull (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang (BCL, LLB ’88), helps students gain first hand international experience related to their fields of study. The award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their international experience. The Schull Yang International Experience Award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards initiative. For more information, clickhere.
     
    Award value: $1,500 CAN
     
    Eligibility Criteria
    ·         Must be accepted to the McGill Summer Studies in Greece (MSSG).
    ·         Must be a full-time undergraduate McGill student, B.A., B.A. & Sc.
    ·         Must be returning to McGill in fall 2018.
    ·         Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
     
    Application Requirements
    ·         Letter of intent highlighting how the international activity is related to your studies, what you will gain from this opportunity, and how the award will impact you (max. 350 words).
    ·         An updated curriculum vitae (1-2 pages).
    ·         Copy of unofficial McGill transcript.
     
    Student must submit electronic applications by email to ion [at] mcgill.ca. Applications should consist of 1 PDF or Word document. Please use the following file-name format: firstname.lastname_ssgreece (ex.: james.mcgill_ssgreece.pdf). Only applications received from students’ official email account will be considered.
     
    Application deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018, 12PM (noon) (EST) – Late applications will not be accepted
     

Students and Alumni

 

 

2013

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

 

2014

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

2015

  • Katerina Kostopoulos, the 2015 'Greek Grand Tour Summer Fellowship' recipient and McGill Graduate (B.A. 2015 Political Science, Double minor in Philosophy and Neo-Hellenic Studies), shares her Grand Tour experience in her blog! After graduating from McGill, Katerina went on to pursue a law degree at the Université de Montréal.

2016

  • Nathalie Defne Ghier was the recipient of the 2016 Greek Grand Tour Summer Fellowship. Read about Defne's experience in Greece on her blog. Defne went on to pursue graduate studies at Oxford, where she completed a Master's in Late Antiquity and Byzantine Studies.

 

 

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

Fund code: 02287

Teaching Greek

Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option
within the Bachelor of Education,
Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL)
Elementary & Secondary

In the fall of 2016, McGill’s Faculty of Education will launch the first comprehensive degree in North America to prepare Greek language teachers for elementary and secondary schools. Through the 4 year B.Ed. TESL Elementary & Secondary Program – Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option, students will combine studies in education with studies in Greek language and culture to become teachers of both English and Greek as a Second Language.

The B.Ed TESL program includes studies in language and language learning from linguistic, literary, social, cultural, philosophical, political, and psychological perspectives, accompanied by a minimum of 700 hours of supervised field experiences in schools. The NEW Option includes studies in Greek Language and Culture from History and Classical Studies, Art History, Philosophy and Political Science, and offers field experiences in Hellenic schools.

Montreal is a natural fit for this fresh initiative! Its vibrant Greek community and full-program day schools within the Socrates School network teach Greek as well as French and English. This new program option will bolster the efforts of McGill’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair, which was established in 1988 in memory of the late Montreal shipping industrialist for whom it is named. The Chair aims to maintain Greek language and culture as a shared tradition among diaspora and to further the study of Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian relations. We are thrilled to add the preparation of Greek language teachers to these efforts.

For more information visit B.Ed. TESL/Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option/Concentration.