Course Title: Greek Advanced Language 2b

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Greek Advanced Language 2b

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Ms Guosheng Chen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4840

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For students with knowledge of Modern Greek. English language and translations of texts will be provided when it is necessary.

Course Description

The subject aims to explore some images of Greece from ancient to modern time through its art, literature, cinema, music and architecture. Many selected topics from the history and culture of the Greek people in their natural and mythical landscapes are explored and many aspects of ideological, social, cultural practices and beliefs are addressed and discussed.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the completion of the course students will be able to:

• explore the history and culture of Greece from ancient to modern time
• have deeper insights into how ideas and values originate and develop within a culture
• have deep and broad understanding how cultures influence and are influenced by each other

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes are conducted in a tutorial-seminar type format. Tutorials are structured but emphasis is placed on communicative methods using a variety of sources from literature, theatre, music and film. Students are asked to prepare their ideas on themes raised in the weekly classes and to contribute to the discussion of responses to the prescribed texts as they developed and articulated in the seminars. Students will work independently and in teams to carry out research and presentation tasks, whereas the use of new technologies is required.

Overview of Learning Resources

Teaching/learning materials will be distributed in class.
Other resources such as lectures, use of new technologies, videos, guest speakers, and excursions are sought as appropriate.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is based on the class progress performance, the book or movie review, the oral presentation on selected topic and the essay of 800-1000 words.