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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton
CoordinatorDr Sarah McDonald

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • First-year sequence only currently available.

Description

Modern Greek is spoken by about 11 million people in Greece and Cyprus, and in various Greek communities of the diaspora. It is an Indo-European language, but unlike French or German it has no close relatives among modern European languages. Beginners will find that a good many Modern Greek words and roots are already familiar to them from our scientific and technical vocabulary. Knowledge of ancient Greek can help the student of the modern language, but it is by no means a prerequisite.

The units offered focus on the culture and literature of the Greeks over the past 200 years and introduce students to the enticing rhythm of life in modern Greece, the definitive crossroads between west and east, Europe and Asia.

Currently, there are two one-year sequences* available in Modern Greek, catering for students who are beginners, or who have completed VCE Modern Greek. If there is sufficient demand, more units may be added in future, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Students completing the post-VCE sequence in Modern Greek with a high level of achievement, and who obtain an undergraduate qualification, may be eligible to further their studies through 3921 Master in Interpreting and Translation Studies. Further information about eligibility may be obtained from the school.

* Second year codes are also available for these units, for students in other faculties taking the unit as an elective who are unable to take the first year unit. In addition, fourth and fifth year codes are available to allow these units to be taken at graduate level in courses which permit them.

Units

Students studying a sequence in Modern Greek must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1241 Modern Greek introductory 1
  • ATS1242 Modern Greek introductory 2
  • ATS2245 Modern Greek intermediate 1
  • ATS2246 Modern Greek intermediate 2

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts