Modern Greek (GKM)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
GKM 101 Elementary Modern Greek I 4 hours. Fundamentals of standard modern Greek at the beginning level, including pronunciation, grammar, reading, conversation, and composition. 
GKM 102 Elementary Modern Greek II 4 hours. Continues study of standard modern Greek grammar, reading, conversation, and composition. Prerequisite(s): GKM 101. 
GKM 103 Intermediate Modern Greek I 4 hours. Introduces complex grammatical constructions. Improves speaking and writing ability. Develops oral composition of standard modern Greek. Greek used for conversation, English for explanation. Prerequisite(s): GKM 102 or the equivalent. 
GKM 104 Intermediate Modern Greek II 4 hours. Further develops writing, speaking, and comprehension. Focuses on idiomatic expressions. Lectures often conducted in Modern Greek. Prerequisite(s): GKM 103 or the equivalent. 
GKM 105 Modern Greek Culture 3 hours. Introduction to a variety of aspects of modern Greek culture, including basic information about the country. Readings consist partly of secondary literature (i.e., non-literary texts) and partly of relevant examples of Modern Greek literature.   Taught in English. World Cultures course.
GKM 201 Introduction to Katharevousa 3 hours. An introduction to Katharevousa, the official language of modern Greece until 1976.  Prerequisite(s): GKM 101 and 102 and 103 and 104; or demonstrated fluency in spoken Modern Greek.
GKM 203 Modern Greek Authors in Translation 3 hours. Basic introduction to the literary output of Modern Greece, looking at its historical and literary background, sampling some of the main poets and novelists (particularly of the 19th and 20th centuries), also with a look at Greek-American writing. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above. World Cultures course.
GKM 209 The Byzantine Empire 3 hours. The East Roman Empire from its creation by Diocletian and Constantine to its conquest by the Ottoman Turks. Same as HIST 209.  
GKM 285 Cultural History of Modern Greece: 1453 to the Present 3 hours. Survey of the cultural history of modern Greece, from the end of the Byzantine Empire in 1453 to the end of the present. Taught in English. Same as HIST 285. Past course.
GKM 286 Modern Greek Cities: Historical-Ethnographic Survey 3 hours. This course is designed as an historical and ethnographic survey of the communities and culture of Modern Greek urban centers, from the early modern period to the present. Taught in English. Same as HIST 286. Past course.
GKM 298 Topics in Modern Greek Studies 3 hours. Selected topics at an intermediate level in Modern Greek Studies. May be repeated. Students may register for more than one section per term. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: GKM 105.
GKM 299 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. An individual study under faculty direction in which a student can examine various apects of Modern Greek culture & languge through readings and papers. May be repeated. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: GKM 105.