Course Offerings: Spring 2005
|HLS 102/MOG 102||Elementary Modern Greek II
|HLS 107/MOG 107||Advanced Modern Greek
|HLS 361/COM 361||Special Topics in Modern Greek Civilization:
Athens : Representations of a Twentieth Century City
|CLG 240/HLS 240||Introduction to Postclassical Greek from the Late Antique to the Byzantine Era||Yannis Papadoyannakis|
|NES 437/HLS 337/HLS 337||The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800||Molly Greene and Heath Lowry|
|POL 356/HLS 356||Comparative Ethnic Conflict||Neophytos Loizides|
|POL 443/HLS 443/EPS 443||Seminar in International Relations: US-EU Relations on Europe’s Southern Periphery||Neophytos Loizides|
|CLA 529/HLS 529||Topics in the Hellenic Tradition: The Case of Homeric Scholarship||Constanze Magdalene Güthenke|
|ART 535/HLS 535||Problems in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture||Slobodan Ćurčić|
|HIS 543/HLS 543||The Origins of the Middle Ages||Peter R. Brown|
|COURSES OF INTEREST|
A continuation of HLS 101, aiming to develop skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing modern Greek in a cultural context. Classroom activities include videos, comprehension and grammar exercises, and discussions.
Dimitri H. Gondicas Classes: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. MTWTh
Advanced composition and oral practice aimed at developing idiomatic written and spoken style. Discussions entirely in Greek. Introduces students to contemporary Greek culture and literature through the study of works by Cavafy, Sikelianos, Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos, and Anagnostakis, among others. Readings from articles on current Greek topics.
Efthymia Rentzou Classes: 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. MTWTh
We will meet the city of Athens through a broad range of representations: from literature, cinema, and music to pop culture and art, to architecture and urban redesign for the 2004 Olympics. Athens has long nourished the human imagination, usually as a center of the Classical World, or as a place where ancient ideals were revived in the 19 th century. In this seminar, we will explore modern and post-modern Athens, an increasingly complex and “global” urban conglomeration. During the spring break, registered students will take a required study trip to Athens. (This course is open to Freshman. Enrollment is by application).
Efthymia Rentzou Seminar: 1:3 0 - 4:20 p.m. T
This course is an introduction to post-classical Greek for students at all levels. The aim is to help students to improve their language skills by guiding them through the reading and interpretation of primary source material. This will involve readings in Greek and English translation. The main emphasis will be on learning to read a wide range of texts (letters, homilies, dialogues, orations, etc.) with facility.
Yannis L. Papadoyannakis Seminar: 1:30 - 2:50 pm M W
This course surveys the history of the world's most enduring Islamic state, the Ottoman Empire. With its beginnings in the fourteenth century, it lasted into the early years of the last century. At is height it ruled over much of the Mediterranean as well as Central Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and today's Turkey.
Heath W. Lowry and Molly Greene Class: 1:30 - 2:50 pm T Th
This course will introduce students to the study of the causes, consequences, and possible remedies of ethnic conflict. Topics include competing theories of nationalism and ethnicity, the impact of democratization, psychology of group identification, ethnic cleansing and genocide, and conflict management. We will examine contemporary cases particularly from the former Soviet bloc, Africa and the Middle East.
Neophytos G. Loizides Lecture: 11:00 - 11:50 am T Th
The seminar will examine the impact of the Euro-Atlantic relations on selected cases from Europe's Southern "periphery." We will specifically examine the role of western security institutions in the region, competing explanations for the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Kurdish uprising and its broader security implications, and finally conflict management in the European periphery (i.e. Kosovo, Cyprus, and Bosnia). Topics also include dilemmas over the EU candidancy bids of Turkey and the former Yugoslav republics, the recent accession of a divided Cyprus, and Greece's transformation within the EU compared with those of Ireland and Portugal.
Neophytos G. Loizides Seminar: 1:30 - 4:20 pm Th
The course seeks to use Homeric scholarship as a paradigm of the Hellenic tradition and the interlacing of classical scholarship with other discourses. Topics will include the issue of continuity and comparison, the recurring topic of translation and translatability, Homeric archaeology and anthropology, the new Troy debate, etc. A chance to read some of the staples of Homeric scholarship with a view to their situatedness within the changing logic and language of their discipline. Since the evaluation of Greece as a normative culture of antiquity is at issue in much Homeric scholarship, latinists are particularly encourage to participate.
Constanze Magdalene Güthenke Seminar: 1:30 - 4:20 pm M
The seminar entitled - "Accessing saints in the Eastern Christian World (ca. 300-ca.-1500)" --will explore the impact of the cult of saints on the development of architecture and art in the world of Byzantium and its sphere of influence. The role of pilgrimage, specifically the accommodation of piligrims in churches and its effects on church planning will be explored. Along with major symbolic changes, this may have been a key factor in the shaping of Byzantine church architecture. Literary, archaeological and other forms of evidence will be scrutinized in hopes of identifying thus far overlooked in scholarship.
Slobodan Ćurčić Seminar: 7:00 - 9:50 pm Th
Reading and research on the transition of ancient into medieval society, religion, and culture are the focus of this course. Topic for spring 2005: Treasures in Heaven: Wealth and Religious Giving in Late Antiquity.
Peter R. Brown Seminar: 9:00 - 11:50 am T
|Greek Art: Ideal Realism
|The Archaeology of the Greek Theatre
ART 412/CLA 412
|Homer and the Heroic Vision
Topics in Ancient History and Religion: Slavery in the Roman World
Sex and Gender in the Roman World
Greek Lyric Poetry
Problems in Indo-European Linguistics: Greek Dialects
Seminar: Wisdom, Sophistry, Philosophy: Exploits of Reason before Plato
Homer and the Epic Tradition
Topics: Economics of the European Union and Economies in Europe
Approaches to European History
|Eastern Europe Since 1815
|The East in the West: Russia, Europe and the Search for Civil Society
HIS 461/ECS 461
|Opera and the Reception of the Classical Tradition
MUS 331/CLA 331
|Ottoman Diplomatics: Paleography and Diplomatic Documents
M. Sükrü Hanioglu
|Syriac Studies Seminar
|Aristotle and His Successors
|The Philosophy of Plato
|The New Testament and Christian Origins
|Early Modern Christian Thought
|Studies in Greco-Roman Religions: Intro to Judaism the Greco-Roman World
REL 504/JDS 504
Contrasts in Europe
Topics: International Crisis Diplomacy: Theories Challenges, and Chances
Topics: Politics and Foreign Policies of the EU
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