Summer 2019 - HS 279 D100

Greece in the 20th Century (3)

Class Number: 5354

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2019: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2019
    Sat, 12:00–3:00 p.m.



Examines the political and socio-economic evolution of 20th century Greece in tandem with the cultural transformation of the country from an agrarian based society to the urban dominated structure that characterizes Greece today. Students with credit for HIST 279 may not take HS 279 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.


Greece at the start of the Twentieth Century was unrecognizable from the state that exists today. Largely an agrarian economy with a political class that still harboured hopes of establishing a greater Greek state (the Megali Idea) Greece would be transformed by political, military, and social developments into a largely urban population facing an uncertain future due to the ongoing financial crisis. This class will answer questions such as: how did Greece transform itself from an agrarian to urban society? What role did warfare play in shaping Greek identity? How has the conception of what it is to be Greek shifted over the Twentieth century? In what ways do the problems that Greece faces today have historical antecedents? Not only will students increase their understanding of Greece through this class, but the socio, economic, political, and military dimensions of state formation as well.


  • Participation & Response Questions 20%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final Exam 30%



All required readings will be provided on Canvas.

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