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The minor in Greek aims to give students a good command of Greek in the four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as to provide them with an in-depth understanding of contemporary societies and cultures in Greece and Cyprus.

BA Syllabus (2017-2018)

Learning Outcomes:
Students who have completed a BA programme in Greek should be able to:

• Demonstrate the ability to analyze critically and to discuss perceptively major aspects of the Greek language
• Demonstrate the ability to analyze critically Greek and Hellenic/Hellenistic culture, society and history
• Demonstrate the ability to analyze critically the interconnectedness of the language, culture, society and history of Greece with those of Europe and the rest of the world.
• Foster a life-long interest in the Greek language, as well as the Greek and Hellenic/Hellenistic society, and history
• Demonstrate the ability to address issues and problems related to Greek and Hellenic/Hellenistic culture in a creative way and as independent learners
• Demonstrate understanding of major issues and debates in the Greek-speaking world today
• Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise common representations and misconceptions of Greek-speaking parts of the world
• Use knowledge of the Greek language and Greek and Hellenic/Hellenistic culture to critically appraise their own views and beliefs
• Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and cultural environment of the Greek-speaking world, past and present
• Respond with understanding and sensitivity to native users of the target language
• Demonstrate awareness of similarities and differences between their own and Greek-speaking cultures
• Use the Greek language in a coherent way to express their views and communicate their opinions in various situations
• Summarize and discuss in the target language texts and topics in a subjective or objective way
• Demonstrate the ability to understand and converse with Greek language users
• Explain the importance and relevance of key historical events in the Greek-speaking world, past and present, so as to better interpret the world today

   
   
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