GK 310K • Second-Year Modern Greek II
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This is the fourth 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. Modern Greek is the language of Greece, the major language of the Republic of Cyprus, and of emigrant Greeks in this country and throughout the world. The language is evolved from ancient Greek, but is sufficiently different in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation to require separate study. The aim of GK 310K, as a sequel to third semester Greek, is to continue at an intermediate level the expansion of vocabulary and comprehension through reading, writing, and conversation. The class will complete the instruction of grammatical skills and patterns. Students will also engage in the study and appreciation of the riches of Modern Greek literature and culture through originals texts such as: Kazantzakis (Zorba the Greek), Vassilikos (Z), Kavafy (poems "Waiting for the Barbarians," "Ithaca"), and Seferis (Nobel prize in poetry).
Grades will be assessed as follows: tests (60%), homework (15%), and final (25 %).
Epikoinoniste ellinika (Communicate in Greek) Vol. 3 Arvanitakis, 2002 edition (Textbook, Exercise Book and Tape) Course packet with selections from Modern Greek literature and other readers (tba)