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Courses

GK 602C. Beginning Modern Greek

Introduction to the language of Greece today, with an emphasis on reading and speaking. May not be counted for credit by students who have credit for GK 502 or 503.

Course description

This course provides an intensive introduction to Modern Greek, the living language of Greece, the Republic of Cyprus, and emigrant Greeks all around the globe. The goal of the course is to bring beginning students to a level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking sufficient to engage in simple conversation and understand elementary written materials. The course should be especially useful for anyone planning to visit Greece (for study, business, or just to enjoy the sites and life there), for students interested in archaeology or linguistics or modern European history and culture, and for those of Greek ancestry who wish to explore their linguistic and cultural heritage.

The course provides an intensive introduction to elementary grammar and vocabulary, with an emphasis on conversational usage via continual practice and exercises in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, including various media materials. Class meets 3 hours daily for 5 weeks, and regular attendance and active participation is essential. The daily routine will be supplemented by occasional organized events outside of class.

This course has no prerequisites; and students successfully completing it may continue to GK 610C in the second session. Successful completion of GK 610C counts as fulfilling the Foreign Language Requirement.

 

GK 610C. Intermediate Modern Greek

Continuation of Greek 602C, with an emphasis on developing proficiency in reading and speaking through study of contemporary Greek culture and literature. May not be counted for credit by students who have credit for GK 310 or 310K.

Course description

This course is the continuation of GK 602C (Beginning Modern Greek). The goal of this course is twofold: 1) to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking modern Greek; and 2) to explore some of the many riches of modern Greek literature and culture. The course should be especially useful for anyone planning to visit Greece (for study, business, or just to enjoy the sites and life there), for students interested in archaeology or linguistics or modern European history and culture, and for those of Greek ancestry who wish to explore their linguistic and cultural heritage.

The course will develop your conversation skills through daily in-class discussion and exercises; your reading skills through regular reading assignments (including “free reading” in texts of your choice) both in-class and for homework; and your writing skills through regular homework and portfolio exercises. Class meets 3 hours daily for 5 weeks, and regular attendance and active participation is essential. The daily routine will be supplemented by occasional events outside of class.

Prerequisite: GK 602C or the equivalent; or approval of the instructor and the Undergraduate Advisor in Classics. Successful completion of GK 610C counts as fulfilling the Foreign Language Requirement.

 

Note: Modern Greek has evolved from the language of ancient Greece and differs substantially from ancient Greek in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Students interested in studying ancient Greek (the language of Homer, Plato, and Sophocles) should consider GK 804 Intensive Beginning Greek (offered only in Summer sessions) or GK 506-507 First-Year Greek I and II (offered in Fall and Spring).

 

Instructors

Qualified Instructor from UT's Department of Classics


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Email: tlc@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-6574

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