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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2009

GK 503 • First-Year Modern Greek II: Gram/Read

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32195 MTWThF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
UTC 4.120

Course Description

GK 503 is the second of a sequence of four courses. When taken in the appropriate number of semesters, Modern Greek satisfies the language requirements of all colleges of the University. The aim of the course is to consolidate the grammar points covered in the first semester (GK 502) and to continue to expand the beginners' ability to write, read and speak the language. Additionally, some familiarity with contemporary Greek culture will be gained through conversation, reading of literary and historical texts and special projects. GK 503 would appeal to students who wish to improve their skills in every-day communication (especially those who wish to travel, work or study in Greece and those of Greek ancestry) as well as to those who would like to study the New Testament, modern Greek literature or culture. Students who read classics, linguistics and archaeology might take special interest in exploring Greek language's and culture's development. GK 502 is a prerequisite. Students who have some background in writing and reading modern Greek may be allowed to enroll without the prerequisite (Instructor's approval required Grading There will be daily assignments, weekly quizzes, 2 midterms and a final exam. Regular attendance is part of your class work grade. Grades will be assessed as follows: Home and class work: 20% Quizzes: 15% 2 Midterms, 20% each: 40% Final Exam: 25% 100


Textbooks Arvanitakis, K & F, Communicate in Greek (Epikoinoniste Ellinika 2) Book 2 , Deltos 2003 Arvanitakis, K & F, Communicate in Greek Book 2 (Epikoinoniste Ellinika) Workbook 2, Deltos 2003 Arvanitakis, K & F, Communicate in Greek CD 2 Recommended Bibliography Pring, The Pocket Oxford Greek Dictionary, 2000 Holton, Mackridge, Philippaki-Warburton, Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language, Routledge 2003


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