History of the Byzantine Empire (3)
Survey of political, military, religious, and socioeconomic development of the eastern Roman Empire, centered at Constantinople, from late third century to Ottoman conquest in 1453.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:205 or 01:685:205.
Byzantine Civilization (3)
History of Byzantine culture and civilization, including political ideology and statecraft, orthodox Christianity, transmitting classical traditions of science and literature, art and architecture, and laying foundations of modern Greek culture.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:207 or 01:685:207.
From Byzantium to the Ottomans: 1204-1460 (3)
Development of Byzantine
society and culture from the Latin crisis (1204-1261) through the Ottoman
conquest (1460), including the Byzantine impact on West European, Slavic, and
Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:217 and 01:685:217.
Greek Christianity (3)
Eastern church tradition from the second through the eighth centuries; theological controversies and the development of liturgy, monasticism, and mysticism.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:840:312.
The Evolution of Christian Orthodoxy 300-787 CE (3)
theology, and social context of the formation of Christian orthodoxy from the
First Council of Nicea to the Second Council of Nicea.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:840:410.
Byzantine Art (3)
Art and architecture of the eastern Roman empire, from the third through 15th centuries. Emphasis on sources of Byzantine style and iconography and on the historical context of Byzantine art.
Prerequisites: 01:470:231 or 232; 01:082:105,106; or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:312.
Major Greek Writers in Translation (3)
Reading and discussion of great works of modern Greek literature including short stories, poetry, and a novel. Course will include selected parallel films for additional insight and analysis.
In translation. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:241.
The Life and Works of Odysseus Elytis (3)
Examination of the works of Odysseus Elytis; the writers and artists who influenced his work.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:347.
Nikos Kazantzakis (3)
Works of Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957) and the Eastern and Western
ideas that influenced him: Homer, Henri Bergson, Nietzsche, Freud, and Buddhist
In translation. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:383.
Odysseus, the Hero (3)
Explores the Homeric figure Odysseus in
literature from Homer and Vergil, through Dante and modern masterpieces by
Nikos Kazantzakis, James Joyce, and Derek Walcott. Additional explorations in poetry as well as
selected modern films.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:358. Taught in English.
Greek Film: Love, Eros, and Death (3)
Masterpieces of modern Greek film, 1914 to present, exploring the interplay of love, the erotic, and death.
Contemporary Greek Music (3)
Sociocultural dynamic of modern Greek music, from Byzantine chant to folk, pop-art, laiko fusion, and Greek hip-hop. How these genres shape modern Greek social routines, worldviews, and emotions.
Modern Greek not required.
Cyprus: A Global History (3)
Dynamics of empires, ethnic politics, nationalism, colonialism, and globalization as affecting Cyprus, 16th to 21st centuries, and culminating in the division of the island.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:384 or 01:685:384.
History of Modern Greece (3)
Greek experience under Ottoman rule; revolution and independence; development of national state and society from 1830s to present.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:382 or 01:685:382.
Politics and Culture in Greece and the Balkans (3)
Patterns of political, social, and cultural developments in forming and developing statecraft in Greece, and comparatively in other key Balkan countries (e.g., Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey).
Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:387.
Twentieth-Century Greek Poetry (3)
Modern Greek poetry from 1900 to 2000.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:386.
Special Topics: Modern Greek Studies (3)
Variable content. Special studies emphasizing particular historical ideas and themes, prominent literary figures and forms, as well as important political and social events that have contributed to the shaping of modern Greek society. Designed by individual instructors.
In Greek or in translation.
International Service Learning in Greece (3)
Public service and international service learning projects in Thessaloniki, Greece, organized through the American College of Thessaloniki.
International Service Learning in Greece (3)
Supplementary study and reflection, complementing parallel engagement in public service and international service learning sites in Thessaloniki, Greece, conducted in modern Greek.
Independent Study in Modern Greek (BA,BA)
Prerequisite: Permission of the discipline adviser.