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MGRK2601: Modern Greek 3

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.

Code MGRK2601
Academic unit Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Credit points 6
MGRK1102 or MGRK1602 or HSC Modern Greek Beginners
MGRK1501 or MGRK2001

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the main events and the central personalities that shaped the political, social and cultural life of modern Greece
  • LO2. understand the central issues that dominated the social polity of modern Greece and explain the forces behind them
  • LO3. understand the changes in orientation and ideology that established the political system in Greece
  • LO4. understand the transition from a Balkan rural society to a modern, industrial and post-industrial state
  • LO5. use the Greek language in a range of contexts
  • LO6. enhance your spoken communication (speaking, listening) and written communication (reading, writing) skills in order to exchange information and services, ideas and opinions and express feelings and emotions.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.