Minor in Modern Greek Studies, prior to Fall 2016
The Minor in Modern Greek Studies, offered by The Department of Classics at SFSU, is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge of contemporary Greek language, literature, history and culture. The program is designed to provide the student with an understanding of Modern Greek language, culture and society in relation to its antecedents, the ancient Greek and Byzantine civilizations.
The Minor is useful to students planning careers in literary and ethnic studies, primary, secondary and higher education, anthropology, history, sociology, translation, the arts, the foreign service, international relations and business, as well as those who desire a better understanding of contemporary Greece and the Hellenic diaspora. The interdisciplinary scope of the program also prepares the student for further study in any number of academic fields at the graduate level.
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Modern Greek Studies consists of 23-31 units. If students do not have competency in Modern Greek language, prerequisites would be required. A core of two four-unit courses and one three-unit course will be required, and an elective group of four three-unit courses will complete the Minor, with three courses to be taken in the Post-Enlightenment periods and one course in the pre-Modern periods.
Courses for the Minor in Modern Greek Studies:
- MGS 365: Intermediate Greek, 4 units
- MGS 470: Advanced Greek, 4 units
- MGS 555: Intro. to Modern Greek Literary Texts, 3 units
Total for core: 11 units
Enlightenment to the Postmodern periods. 9 units selected from the following:
- MGS 316/ANTH 316: Contemporary Culture of Greece, 3 units
- MGS 350/HIST 350: Greece and the Balkans, 3 units
- MGS 351/HIST 351: Venetians and Ottomans in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece, 3 units
- MGS 352/HIST 352: From Glory to Debt: Greece from the 19th to the 21st Centuries, 3 units
- MGS 380/ENG 380: British and American Travellers to Greece, 3 units
- MGS 397/ENG 398: Greek American Literature, 3 units
- MGS 426/CW 426: Kazantzakis, 3 units
- MGS 452/CWL 452/ENG 452: Forster, Durrell, and Cavafy, 3 units
- MGS 465/CW 465/CWL 465: Mod. Greek Poetry in Comp. Perspective, 3 units
- MGS 497/CW 497: Modern Greek Literature, 3 units
- CWL 430: Hero Tales of the Mediterranean, 3 units
Pre-modern period. 3 units selected from the following:
- MGS 510/CLAS 510/HIST 326: Byzantine Empire, 3 units
- CLAS 390: Greek and Latin Roots in the English Language, 3 units
- CLAS 410/HUM 401: Classical Culture: Greece, 3 units
- CLAR 525: Monuments of Athens, 3 units
- HIST 320: Archaic and Classical Greece, 3 units
- HIST 321: Hellenistic Greece, 3 units
- HIST 328: Early Christian Church to 313, 3 units
- HIST 329: Early Christian Church, 313-787, 3 units
- HUM 375-04: Biography of a City: Athens, 3 units
Total for Electives: 12 units
Total for Minor: 23 units
Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult with an advisor regarding their availability. Additional courses may also be taken as approved by the advisor for the minor.
If students do not have competency in Modern Greek language, the following prerequisites would need to be taken: MGS 150, Modern Greek I (5) and MGS 151, Modern Greek II (5).
If you are interested in signing up for the minor, please make an appointment to see an advisor by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.