Greek

The courses below are offered through the Department of Classics.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 617 Hamilton
212-854-3902
classics@columbia.edu
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/classics

 

Hellenic Studies Program
hg2252@columbia.edu

Co-Directors: Professor Karen Van Dyck and Professor Stathis Gourgouris, 606 Hamilton
212-851-0297
vandyck@columbia.edu

 

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Fall 2016

Classics

Greek

Credit Courses

  • GREK V1101x and y. Elementary Greek I. 4 pts.

    For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK V1101 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1101
    70135
    001
    MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
    408 HAMILTON HALL
    P. Martzavou 6 [ More Info ]
    GREK
    1101
    68255
    002
    TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Combatti 8 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1102x and y. Elementary Greek II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101 or the equivalent, or the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

    Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK V1101; selections from Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK V1102 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1102
    63506
    001
    TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
    406 HAMILTON HALL
    F 1:10p - 2:00p
    406 HAMILTON HALL
    C. Simone 6 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1121x and y. Intensive Elementary Greek. 4 pts.

    Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term. Prepares the student to enter second-year Greek (GREK V1201 or V1202).

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK V1121 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1121
    22230
    001
    MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    J. Simmons 5 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1201x and y. Intermediate Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.

    Selections from Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK V1201 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1201
    27547
    001
    TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
    613 HAMILTON HALL
    P. Martzavou 10 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1202x and y. Intermediate Greek II: Homer. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or GREK V1121 or the equivalent.

    Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK V1202 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1202
    64130
    001
    MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
    408 HAMILTON HALL
    C. de Klerk 3 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V2101x and y. Intermediate Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.

    Selections from Attic prose.

  • GREK V2102x and y. Intermediate Greek II: Homer. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or GREK V1121 or the equivalent.

    Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

  • GREK V3309x. Imperial Prose. 3 pts.

    Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK V3309 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    3309
    19551
    001
    TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
    TBA
    E. Irwin 5 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W3980x. The Post-Baccalaureate Seminar. 3 pts. Open only to students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Classics.

    This seminar aims to provide students in the post-baccalaureate certificate program with opportunities 1) to (re-)familiarize themselves with a selection of major texts from classical antiquity, which will be read in English, 2) to become acquainted with scholarship on these texts and with scholarly writing in general, 3) to write analytically about these texts and the interpretations posed about them in contemporary scholarship, and 4) to read in the original language selected passages of one of the texts in small tutorial groups, which will meet every week for an additional hour with members of the faculty.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK W3980 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    3980
    75352
    001
    F 2:10p - 4:00p
    TBA
    E. Scharffenberger 2 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4009x. Sophocles & Aristophanes. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1201 and V1202, or their equivalent.

    Since the content of the course changes from year to year, it may be taken in consecutive years.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK W4009 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4009
    07460
    001
    MW 2:40p - 3:55p
    TBA
    H. Foley 2 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4105x. History of Greek Literature I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: at least two terms of Greek at the 3000-level or higher.

    Readings in Greek literature from Homer to the 4th century B.C.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GREK W4105 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4105
    66964
    001
    TuTh 2:10p - 4:00p
    TBA
    D. Steiner 9 [ More Info ]
  • GREK G4140x (Section 001). Greek Stylistics. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK W4139.

    The study of the development of Greek prose style through practice in composition.

    Spring 2016

    Classics

    Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GREK V1101x and y. Elementary Greek I. 4 pts.

    For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK V1101 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1101
    60471
    001
    MW 4:10p - 6:00p
    406 HAMILTON HALL
    A. Conser 7 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1102x and y. Elementary Greek II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101 or the equivalent, or the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

    Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK V1101; selections from Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK V1102 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1102
    13224
    001
    MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    Y. Claros 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
    GREK
    1102
    61010
    002
    TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    P. Martzavou 6 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1121x and y. Intensive Elementary Greek. 4 pts.

    Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term. Prepares the student to enter second-year Greek (GREK V1201 or V1202).

  • GREK V1201x and y. Intermediate Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.

    Selections from Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK V1201 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1201
    73935
    001
    TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
    613 HAMILTON HALL
    J. Ma 4 / 18 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1202x and y. Intermediate Greek II: Homer. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or GREK V1121 or the equivalent.

    Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK V1202 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1202
    03655
    001
    TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
    202 MILBANK HALL
    H. Foley 7 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V2101x and y. Intermediate Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.

    Selections from Attic prose.

  • GREK V2102x and y. Intermediate Greek II: Homer. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or GREK V1121 or the equivalent.

    Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

  • GREK V3310y. Selections from Greek Literature II: Homer & Hesiod. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent.

    Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK V3310 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    3310
    77096
    001
    TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
    604 BUTLER LIBRARY
    J. Ma 11 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4010y. Selections from Greek Literature: Thucydides. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent.

    Since the content of this course changes each year, it may be repeated for credit.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK W4010 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4010
    05481
    001
    TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
    202 MILBANK HALL
    N. Worman 10 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4106y. History of Greek Literature II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: at least two terms of Greek at the 3000-level or higher.

    Greek literature of the 4th century B.C. and of the Hellenistic and Imperial Ages.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK W4106 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4106
    81248
    001
    MW 4:10p - 6:00p
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    E. Irwin 6 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4139y. Elements of Prose Style. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: at least four terms of Greek, or the equivalent.

    An intensive review of Greek syntax with translation of English sentences and paragraphs into Attic Greek.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GREK W4139 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4139
    86147
    001
    TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    E. Scharffenberger 1 [ More Info ]

    Fall 2016

    Classics

    Modern Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GRKM V1101x. Elementary Modern Greek I. 4 pts.

    This is the first semester of a year-long course designed for students wishing to learn Greek as it is written and spoken in Greece today. As well as learning the skills necessary to read texts of moderate difficulty and converse on a wide range of topics, students explore Modern Greece's cultural landscape from "parea" to poetry to politics. Special attention will be paid to Greek New York. How do "our", "American", "Greek-American" definitions of language and culture differ from "their", "Greek" ones?

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GRKM V1101 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1101
    71349
    001
    MW 12:10p - 2:00p
    TBA
    M. Hadjipolycarpou 3 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM W1211x. Intermediate Modern Greek Conversation. 1 pt.

    For students in GRKM V1201, but also open to students not enrolled in GRKM V1201, who wish to improve their spoken Modern Greek. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Hadjipolycarpou at mh3505@columbia.edu

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GRKM W1211 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1211
    20997
    001
    F 11:10a - 12:00p
    TBA
    K. Van Dyck 2 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM V2101x. Intermediate Modern Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1101-V1102 or the equivalent.
    Corequisites: students are also required to take the conversation class, GRKM W2111.

    This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the basic grammar and syntax of modern Greek language and can communicate at an elementary level. Using films, newspapers, and popular songs, students engage the finer points of Greek grammar and syntax and enrich their vocabulary. Emphasis is given to writing, whether in the form of film and book reviews or essays on particular topics taken from a selection of second year textbooks.

  • GRKM V2101x. Intermediate Modern Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1101-V1102 or the equivalent.
    Corequisites: students are also required to take the conversation class, GRKM W2111.

    This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the basic grammar and syntax of modern Greek language and can communicate at an elementary level. Using films, newspapers, and popular songs, students engage the finer points of Greek grammar and syntax and enrich their vocabulary. Emphasis is given to writing, whether in the form of film and book reviews or essays on particular topics taken from a selection of second year textbooks.

  • GRKM W2111x. Intermediate Modern Greek Conversation. 1 pt.

    For students in GRKM V1201, but also open to students not enrolled in GRKM V1201, who wish to improve their spoken Modern Greek. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Hadjipolycarpou at mh3505@columbia.edu

  • GRKM V3135x. Topics Through Greek Film. 3 pts.

    This course explores the history and culture of modern Greece through film. It brings the Greek cinema canon (Angelopoulos, Ferris, Gavras, Cacoyiannis, Koundouros, et al.) into conversation with the work of contemporary artists, documentary filmmakers, and the recent "weird wave." In doing so, the course addresses issues of memory and trauma, public history and testimony, colonialism and biopolitics, neoliberalism and governmentality, and crisis and kinship, and it asks: what kind of lens does film offer onto the study of a society's history and contemporary predicament? The viewing and discussion of films is facilitated through a consideration of a wide range of materials, including novels, criticism, archival footage, and interviews with directors. The course does not assume any background knowledge and all films will have English subtitles. An additional 1-credit bilingual option (meeting once per week at a time TBD) is offered for students who wish to read, view, and discuss materials in Greek.

  • GRKM G4135x. Topics Through Greek Film. 3-4 pts. Optional 1-point bilingual guided reading.

    This course explores issues of memory and trauma, public history and testimony, colonialism and biopolitics, neoliberalism and governmentality, and crisis and kinship, all through the medium of Greek film. It brings the Greek cinema canon (Angelopoulos, Gavras, Cacoyiannis, Koundouros, et al.) into conversation with the work of contemporary artists, documentary filmmakers, and the recent "weird wave" and asks: what kind of lens does film offer onto the study of a society's history and contemporary predicament? The viewing and discussion of films is facilitated through a consideration of a wide range of materials, including novels, criticism, archival footage, and interviews with directors. The course does not assume any background knowledge and all films will have English subtitles. An additional 1-credit bilingual option (meeting once per week at a time TBD) is offered for students who wish to read, view, and discuss materials in Greek.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2016 :: GRKM G4135 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    4135
    19414
    001
    M 6:10p - 8:00p
    316 HAMILTON HALL
    D. Antoniou 10 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM W4300x. Worlding Cavafy: Desire & Media. 4 pts.

    By examining Cavafy's work in all its permutations (as criticism, translation, adaptation), this course introduces students to a wide range of critical approaches used in World Literature, Gender Studies, and Translation Studies. The Cavafy case becomes an experimental ground for different kinds of comparative literature methods, those that engage social-historical issues such as sexuality, diaspora, postcoloniality as well as linguistic issues such as multilingualism, media and translation. How does this poet "at a slight angle to the universe" challenge contemporary theories of gender and literature as national institution? How can studying a canonical author open up our theories and practices of translation? Among the materials considered are translations by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard, James Merrill, and Marguerite Yourcenar, commentary by E.M. Forster, C.M. Bowra, and Roman Jakobson, poems by W.H. Auden, Lawrence Durrell, and Joseph Brodsky, and visual art by David Hockney and Duane Michals. Though this course presupposes no knowledge of Greek, students wanting to read Cavafy in the original are encouraged to take the 1-credit directed reading tutorial offered simultaneously.

    Spring 2016

    Classics

    Modern Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GRKM V1102y. Elementary Modern Greek. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1101 or the equivalent.

    Continuation of GRKM V1101. Introduction to modern Greek language and culture. Emphasis on speaking, writing, basic grammar, syntax, and cross-cultural analysis.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2016 :: GRKM V1102 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1102
    68351
    001
    TuTh 10:10a - 12:00p
    406 HAMILTON HALL
    F 10:10a - 11:00a
    406 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Hadjipolycarpou 3 / 20 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM V2102y. Intermediate Modern Greek II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V2101 or the equivalent.

    Continuation of GRKM V2101. Students complete their knowledge of the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax while continuing to enrich their vocabulary.

  • GRKM V2102y. Intermediate Modern Greek II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V2101 or the equivalent.

    Continuation of GRKM V2101. Students complete their knowledge of the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax while continuing to enrich their vocabulary.

  • GRKM W2112y. Intermediate Modern Greek Conversation. 1 pt.

    For students in GRKM V2102, but also open to students not enrolled in GRKM V2102, who wish to improve their spoken Modern Greek. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Hadjipolycarpou at mh3505@columbia.edu

  • The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.