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GRK2050

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides and Greek government appointee

Synopsis

The unit introduces Modern Greek literature to post-VCE students of Modern Greek. The various phases of the evolution of the Greek language as well as an array of social issues endemic in Modern Greek society are reflected in a careful selection of literary texts. GRK1050/2050 discusses literary tendencies in Modern Greek literature focusing on the cultural influences that shaped Modern Greece.

Objectives

By the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of Modern Greek literature and become familiar with Modern Greek literary styles (the Romantics in Greece, etc)
  2. Enhance their fluency in Modern Greek and hold demanding discussions on issues pertaining to Modern Greek literature
  3. Read literature in Modern Greek involving texts written in older forms of the language
  4. Appreciate the reflection of social issues in Modern Greek literature
  5. Have a more thorough appreciation of the development of Modern Greek society and culture.

Assessment

Written assignments: 20%
Classroom tests: 30%
Oral/aural tests: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides

Contact hours

Two 1 hour lectures per week + Two 1 hour tutorials per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Modern Greek