Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Studies

Honours

Honours in Modern Greek requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

MGRK4114 The Classical Heritage

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1000wd assignment (20%), 1x 4000wd essay (60%), 1x 1000wd presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Through detailed study of modern Greek texts, predominantly from poetry, this seminar will explore the ongoing dialogue between significant modern Greek poets such as C.P. Cavafy, George Seferis and Yannis Ritsos and classical myths. Students will study methods of analysing ancient myths and their contemporary transformations through modernist or post-modernist practices.
MGRK4115 Theories and Methods in Modern Greek Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 3000wd research paper (50%), 1x 1500wd critical analysis of theory (25%), 1x equivalent to 1500wd presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will develop students' knowledge of a range of theories and methodologies required to pursue research in Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at a higher level. Students will engage critically with a number of current theoretical perspectives, examine their strengths and weaknesses and evaluate their application in specific case studies. The unit also involves the evaluation and critical analysis of primary and secondary sources in Greek.

Honours thesis units of study

MGRK4111 Modern Greek Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Modern Greek. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, begin carrying out independent research under supervision, and submit drafts at agreed times.
MGRK4112 Modern Greek Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial independent research project in Modern Greek Studies. Regular meetings with your supervisor will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.