Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Studies

MGRK1601 Junior Modern Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr language tutorials/week, 2x1-hr practicals/week commencing week 2 Prohibitions: MGRK1101 Assessment: 2xtests (equivalent to 800wd total) (30%), 3xquizzes (equivalent to 800wd total) (30%), 1x2hr exam (equivalent to 2000wd) (30%), 1xoral exam (equivalent to 400wd) (10%)
Practical language classes for students who have very little or no prior knowledge of Greek. This unit is based both on communicative methodology and a functional approach to language. By using the Greek language in a range of contexts, students will develop spoken communication (speaking and listening) skills and to a lesser extent written communication (reading and writing) skills.
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MGRK1602 Junior Modern Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr language tutorials/week, 2x1-hr practicals/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: MGRK1101 or MGRK1601 Prohibitions: MGRK1102 Assessment: 2xtests equivalent to 800wd total (30%), 3xquizzes equivalent to 800wd total (30%), 1x2hr exam equivalent to 2000wd (30%), 1xoral exam equivalent to 400wd (10%)
This unit is a continuation of MGRK1601. It aims at strengthening students' oral communication skills and further developing their written skills. Having completed MGRK1602, students in their second year will normally enter MGRK2601.
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MGRK1621 Junior Modern Greek 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr language tutorials/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: Modern Greek Continuers or Modern Greek Extension Prohibitions: MGRK1101, MGRK1501, MGRK1401 Assessment: 6xwritten tasks equivalent to 1000wd total (30%), 1x1hr final exam (20%), 1x1400wd short essay (35%), 1x take home assignment equivalent to 600wd (15%)
This unit revises and consolidates the main structures of Greek grammar and syntax and provides an overview of recent Greek history. The language component focuses on developing writing and reading skills by introducing students to the essential morphological structure of the Greek language. The history component offers an insight to some of the most important issues of Greek history since the enlightenment.
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MGRK1622 Junior Modern Greek 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Dracopoulos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr language tutorials/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: MGRK1621 or MGRK1401 Prohibitions: MGRK1101, MGRK1102, MRGK1402 Assessment: 6xwritten tasks equivalent to 1000wd total (30%), 1x1hr final exam equivalent to 1000wd (20%), 1x1400wd short essay (35%), 1xtake home assignment equivalent to 600wd (15%)
This unit is a continuation of MGRK1621. Enrolment into this unit without completion of MGRK1621 is possible after consultation with the chair of the department.
MGRK2601 Senior Modern Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr language tutorials/week, 2x1-hr practicals/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: MGRK1102 or MGRK1602 Prohibitions: MGRK1501, MGRK2001 Assessment: 2xtests equivalent to 800wd total (20%), 3xquizzes equivalent to 400wd total (10%), 5xcompositions equivalent to 1200wd total (30%), 2xoral presentations equivalent to 400wd total (10%), 1xoral test equivalent to 400wd (10%), 1x1hr exam equivalent to 1000wd (20%)
The core of this unit is practical language segments aimed particularly at developing skills of listening, speaking and writing. It also provides introductory lectures on the history and culture of speakers of Greek in the post-classical world. Political and social developments described in lectures will be linked to the reading of texts; some in Greek, illustrating how Greek culture and literature have reacted to historical change and ideological repositioning.
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MGRK2602 Senior Modern Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr language tutorials/week, 2x1-hr practicals/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: MGRK2001 or MGRK2601 Prohibitions: MGRK1502, MGRK2002 Assessment: 2xtests equivalent to 800wd total (20%), 3xquizzes equivalent to 400wd total (10%), 5xcompositions equivalent to 1200wd total (30%), 2xoral presentations equivalent to 400wd tota) (10%), 1xoral test equivalent to 400wd (10%), 1x1hr exam equivalent to 1000wd (20%)
This unit is a continuation of MGRK2601, and builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired during Semester 1.
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MGRK2603 Style and Expression

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Dracopoulos Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorials/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: MGRK1402 or MGRK1622 or MGRK2002 or MGRK2602 Prohibitions: MGRK2203 Assessment: 4xcompositions equivalent to 1500wds total (30%), 4x exercises equivalent to 1500wds total (30%), 1xtake home assignment equivalent to 1500wd (40%)
The unit builds on the structures analysed in MGRK1622 and MGRK2602. Its particular purpose is to develop students' ability to write substantial continuous passages of Greek, concentrating on different methods for the effective building of clauses into sentences and sentences into paragraphs.
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MGRK2605 Theory and Practice of Translation B

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorials/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: MGRK1202 or MGRK1402 or MGRK1622 or MGRK2002 or MGRK2602 Prohibitions: MGRK3211 Assessment: 2xassignments (1000wd total) (20%), 2xclass tests (equivalent to 2000wd total) (50%), 1x1500wd essay (30%)
This unit focuses on translation from English to Greek. Its main focus is the study of translating strategies of specialised texts and explains changes in their structure. Students are expected to learn how translation works as a semantic transition from one language to the other and be able to understand the necessary changes they must introduce during the translation process in order to make the text semantically functional in Greek.
MGRK2633 History of Greek Cinema

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points from Modern Greek Studies or European Studies or Film Studies or History Prohibitions: MGRK2513 Assessment: 2x2500wd essay (80%), tutorial project equivalent to 1000wd (20%)
This unit examines a number of the most important Greek films of the last fifty years that give insight into developing views of Greek society. It explores gender representations, social mobility, feminist issues, value systems, significant historical events, sex roles and attitudes towards outsiders. It also discusses stereotyping and ideological constructs and investigates the relationship between cinematic technique and cultural meaning.
MGRK2675 New Testament Greek and its World A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorials/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points in any subject Prohibitions: MGRK2525 Assessment: 1x2000wd final essay (60%), 2xwritten assignments 1500wd total (20%), 1xclass presentation equivalent to 1000wd (20%)
This unit explores, by means of language, the world, the ideas and the formation of the New Testament as the foundation book of Christian tradition. Language becomes the starting point for the structural analysis of the various books comprising the New Testament and for the close reading in their meaning. It also raises issues of translation and interpretation which were crucial for the establishment of major Christian doctrines and ethical values in different cultures. Finally, it offers a thorough examination of critical discussions about the continuing influences of the New Testament and investigates the discipline of New Testament studies in the beginning of the 21st century.
MGRK3602 Languages of the Greek Diaspora

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points in Modern Greek Prohibitions: MGRK2904, MGRK2691 Assessment: 2000wd essay (30%), 2x class projects equiv to 1500wds (30%), 2500wd take home exercise (40%)
This course examines Greek bilingualism from a historical and sociolinguistic perspective, including a brief comparative study of Katharevousa, its phonetics, morphology and syntax. This unit also looks at sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism in relation to Greeks of the Diaspora, with special emphasis on different forms of expression in a variety of contexts.
MGRK3605 Greek Modernity and its Others

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Dracopoulos Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points from Modern Greek Prohibitions: MGRK2501 Assessment: 4000wd essay (70%), 2000wd tutorial presentation (30%)
This course aims to examine the marginalised attempts to modernise Greek literature of the beginning of the 20th century as an alternative to what is considered to be the dominant discourse of Greek modernism, i.e the so-called generation of the 1930s.This will involve the study of C. P. Cavafy, K. G. Karyotakis and some of the minor poets of the same period as well as new trends in Greek criticism put forward by younger critics such as T. Agras and Kl. Paraschos.The course will also attempt to draw parallels to the appropriate European context and to take into account relevant developments in Greek political life.
MGRK3607 The Art of Translating

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Panayota Nazou Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points of Modern Greek Prohibitions: MGRK3211 Assessment: 3000wd essay (60%), 500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1000wd written assignment (25%)
The unit explores the art and the act of translation from Greek into English and vice versa at the most advanced and complex level. It studies existing translations of literary and non literary texts, and investigates the validity of actual translations as well as the possibility of other translations. It focuses on a wide variety of texts, from poetry, newspaper articles, economic analysis texts, medical texts, manuals of electronics in order to analyse the various solutions give by specific translators and the principles that defined them. The unit finally grounds its analysis on the exploration of a number of theoretical approaches to the art of translating providing a thorough critique of each specific theory.
MGRK4011 Modern Greek Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week, one in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2 Prerequisites: 48 senior credit points from Modern Greek Studies with a credit average or better, including completion of the major. Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Modern Greek Studies consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.
The thesis should be of 18000-20000 words. Each seminar requires 6000 words of written work or its equivalent.
The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.
The following seminars are on offer in 2014:
Greek Cinema (Prof Karalis) Semester 1
From Homer to Ritsos (Dr Anthony Dracopoulos) Semester 2
For more information, contact Prof Vrasidas Karalis, Honours coordinator.
MGRK4012 Modern Greek Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MGRK4011
Refer to MGRK4011
MGRK4013 Modern Greek Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MGRK4012
Refer to MGRK4011
MGRK4014 Modern Greek Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MGRK4013
Refer to MGRK4011

Medieval Studies

Subject area associated with the Department of Modern Greek and Byzantium Studies
MDST2615 Intellectual History of the Middle Ages

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd class presentation (20%)
This unit explores the foundations of the medieval mind in the Byzantine, Western European and Islamic worlds. It starts with the establishment of Constantinople and the fall of Rome (410 AD) and ends with the creation of independent academies in the Italian city-states during the fifteenth century. It examines the educational structure of the medieval empires through school and monasteries, the establishment of universities and the revival of learning in the twelfth century.
MDST4011 Medieval Studies Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week for each seminar option Prerequisites: Credit average in at least 48 senior credit points from Medieval Studies units of study or from cross-listed units of study (including at least two MDST units of study to the value of 12 credit points). Assessment: 1x18000-20000wd thesis (40%), 2x6000-8000wd seminar papers (60%)
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Medieval Studies consists of:
1. a thesis of 18000-20000 words in length, written under the supervision of a member of academic staff nominated by the Honours Coordinator. 2. Two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.
Each seminar requires 6000-8000 words of written work or its equivalent. Seminars are chosen from relevant subject areas by the Honours candidate in consultation with the Honours Coordinator.
The thesis is worth 40% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 30%. It is important that prospective Honours students consult the Coordinator to ensure that their choice of senior level units of study is appropriate to their intentions for the Honours Year.
MDST4012 Medieval Studies Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MDST4011
Refer to MDST4011
MDST4013 Medieval Studies Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MDST4012
Refer to MDST4011
MDST4014 Medieval Studies Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Liam Semler Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MDST4013
Refer to MDST4011