Please note:

To view the Summer 2021 Academic Calendar, go to www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2021/summer.html.

Department of Humanities | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2021

Hellenic Studies

Certificate

The certificate, which requires the completion of 19 units, including at least ONE upper division course, is for those with an interest in Hellenic studies and students with an interest in pursuing Greek history at the graduate level. The latter should complete at least two language courses. Special topics courses may be completed in place of those below with advisor approval.

Grade Requirement

A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or a C average is required for all courses applied to the certificate.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 19 units, including one upper division course chosen from the following.

Lower Division Courses

GRK 100 - Introductory Modern Greek I (3)

Introduction to Greek for students with no prior experience in that language. Introduces basic grammar and oral and written skills alongside key concepts from Greek civilization. (A1.1 level of CEFR). Students with credit for GRK 110, GRK 191 or LANG 110 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBD
D101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GRK 111 - Introductory Modern Greek II (3)

Follows GRK 100. Continues introduction to the Greek language for students who have developed the necessary foundations from GRK 100. Students will develop writing and conversational skills, while learning more about the cultural context of the language. (A1 level of CEFR completed). Prerequisite: GRK 100 (or GRK 191) or equivalent. Students with credit for GRK 160, GRK 192 or LANG 160 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
TBD
D101 Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
GRK 200 - Intermediate Modern Greek I (3)

Follows GRK 111. Develops Greek language skills so that students can communicate in situations extending beyond the basic levels of speaking and writing. The course introduces various intermediate-level grammatical structures and references Greek cultural outlooks. (A2.1 level of CEFR). Prerequisite: GRK 111 (or GRK 192) or equivalent. Students with credit for GRK 210, GRK 291 or LANG 210 may not take this course for further credit.

GRK 211 - Intermediate Modern Greek II (3)

Follows GRK 200. Students will receive further training in speaking, reading, and writing, with extensive reference to Greek culture. (A2 level of CEFR completed). Prerequisite: GRK 200 (or GRK 291) or equivalent. Students with credit for GRK 260, GRK 292 or LANG 260 may not take this course for further credit.

HUM 102W - Classical Mythology (3)

An introduction to the central myths of the Greeks and Romans. The course will investigate the nature, function, and meaning of myths in the classical world and their considerable influence on western civilization. Students with credit for HUM 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
C300 Distance Education
D900 Alessandra Capperdoni
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
HUM 110 - The Greek World (3)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the Greek culture in different periods. Using various sources and materials the course explores continuities and ruptures, evolutions and revolutions, and the impact such issues have on the imagination of people today. Students with credit for HS 100 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Mirhady
Sabrina Higgins
Eirini Kotsovili
James Horncastle
Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
David Mirhady
James Horncastle
Sabrina Higgins
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
HUM 121 - Walk of Life: Migrations in Eurasia from Antiquity to the Present (3)

Examines population movements in Eurasia, from antiquity to the present. Considers a variety of questions related to the how and why people migrate. Answering these questions pertaining to mass migration in Eurasia fosters greater understanding of the overall human experience. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 150 - Warfare in the Hellenic World: From Plato to NATO (3)

From the days of Achilles to the Second World War, warfare has changed the Greek experience. Examines the evolution of warfare, from Ancient Greece to modem Europe, considering the interplay of violence, technology, ideology, and society. Students with credit for HS 150 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 James Horncastle
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
HUM 151 - Ancient Greek I (3)

An introduction to the classical Greek language.

HUM 209 - Heroic Greek Tales: From the Trojans to Frankenstein (3)

Examines the origins and traits of heroic identity from ancient Greek plays and Homeric poetry to contemporary culture. Explores the continuities/discontinuities of these archetypes and their impact on cultural/national identities in different contexts and periods. Students with credit for HS 209 or HUM 360 or HS 307 under the title "Heroic Individuals and their Tales" may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 220 - Rome: From Republic to Empire (3)

Examines the history of Rome from its foundation on River Tiber to its conquest of the Mediterranean World. From Kingly rule to the aristocratic Republic with its "mixed" constitution, it reaches a period of civil war amongst aristocratic warlords and Rome's transformation into a monarchy under Augustus. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for HS 201 may not take this course for further credit.

HUM 226 - War and Society (3)

Examines scholarly approaches to defining war. Here, we investigate the role of organized violence in society, partake in debates on violence and human nature, study the evolution of warfare through technological innovations and cultural change, and consider the complex relationships between war, culture, and society. Prerequisite: One 100 level course at college or university level. Students with credit for HS 216 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 231 - Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome (3)

Examines the social history of ancient Greece and Rome, particularly through the study of relevant artifacts, art, architecture, and ancient texts (in translation). Considers topics such as the lives of men, women, children and slaves; the home; dining; government; the economy; the army; death and burial; and entertainment. Students with credit for HS 231 or HUM 216 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Higgins
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
HUM 232 - The Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome (3)

Introduces the religions of ancient Greece and Rome. Archaeological materials, ancient texts (in translation) and art are used to examine Graeco-Roman religions within their historical framework and understand how ancient peoples experienced religion. Examines the extent to which specific social, political and cultural developments impacted the religious landscape. Students with credit for HS 232 or HUM 216 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 275 - From Alexander to the Caesars: The Hellenic and Roman Worlds to the End of Antiquity (3) *

This overview of Near Eastern and Mediterranean history, from Alexander the Great and the Roman Empire to the rise of Christianity and the emergence of Islam, covers the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine Worlds and gives emphasis on the place of Hellenism in social, political, religious, and cultural life. Students with credit for HIST 275 or HS 275 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken HIST 308 or HS 308 first may not then take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 276 - Social, Economic, and Political History of the Mediterranean (3) *

Examines the history of the Mediterranean region that for millennia has been a focal point of human exchange as well as conflict. Considers the entire period from antiquity to the modern world. Students with credit for HIST 276 or HS 276 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 277 - History of Greek Civilization (3) *

Surveys the history of Greek civilization from Mycenaean Greece to the twentieth century. Students who have taken HIST 307 under this topic or HIST 277 or HS 277 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Sessional
Aleksandar Jovanovic
TBD
HUM 279 - Greece in the 20th Century (3) *

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 or HS 279 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Upper Division Courses

Students must complete at least one course from the following

ARCH 312 - Greek Art and Archaeology (4)

Introduces the major Greek archaeological sites from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period through a chronological and historical survey of Greek art and architecture. Examines the ways in which ancient Greeks used and interacted with their material remains and how they relate to their social, cultural, religious, and political practices and institutions. Prerequisite: One of the following courses: ARCH 100, ARCH 101, ARCH 201, HS 100, HS 231, HS 232, HS 277, HIST 277 or by permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HS 312 cannot take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ARCH 321 under the title "Select Regions in World Archaeology I: Greece" may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Higgins
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
or HUM 314 - Greek Art and Archaeology (4)

Introduces the major Greek archaeological sites from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period through a chronological and historical survey of Greek art and architecture. Examines the ways in which ancient Greeks used and interacted with their material remains and how they relate to their social, cultural, religious, and political practices and institutions. Prerequisite: One of the following courses: ARCH 100, ARCH 201, HS 100, HS 231, HS 232, HS 277, HIST 277 or by permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HS 312 or ARCH 312 cannot take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ARCH 321 under the title "Select Regions in World Archaeology I: Greece" may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Higgins
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
ARCH 313 - Roman Art and Archaeology (4)

Introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Rome from 8th c. BCE to 4th c. CE through an overview of the material remains in their original historical, political and cultural contexts. Addresses several issues: stylistic changes and innovations, art as a vehicle of propaganda and art as projection of Roman imperial power. Prerequisite: One of the following courses: ARCH 100, ARCH 201, HS 100, HS 231, HS 232, HS/HIST 277 or by permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HS 313 cannot take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ARCH 332 under the title "Special Topics in Archaeology I: Roman Art and Archaeology" may not take this course for further credit.

or HUM 313 - Roman Art and Archaeology (4)

Introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Rome from 8th c. BCE to 4th c. CE through an overview of the material remains in their original historical, political and cultural contexts. Addresses several issues: stylistic changes and innovations, art as a vehicle of propaganda and art as projection of Roman imperial power. Prerequisite: One of the following courses: ARCH 100, ARCH 201, HS 100, HS 231, HS 232, HS 277, HIST 277 or by permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HS 313 or ARCH 313 cannot take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ARCH 322 under the title "Special Topics in Archaeology I: Roman Art and Archaeology" may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 304 - Alexander the Great and the Quest for World Empire (4)

Examines Alexander in the context of ancient history as well as his legacy, which provides unique insight into why there have been and continue to be illusive and deadly quests for world domination. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Students who have taken HIST 391-4 D200 in Spring 2005, HIST 309-4 E100 in Spring 2006 or HIST 486 E100 in Summer 2007 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

or HUM 304 - Alexander the Great and the Quest for World Empire (4)

This course examines Alexander in the context of ancient history as well as his legacy, which provides unique insight into why there have been and continue to be illusive and deadly quests for world domination. Prerequisite: 45 units, including 9 units of lower division history credit or permission of instructor. Students with credit for HIST 304 or HS 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 302W - Athenian Democracy (4)

Topics include rhetoric, law, and a democratic ideology that championed freedom, equality, and slavery, examined through a range of texts that include tragedy, comedy, philosophy, historiography, and oratory. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HUM 302 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Mirhady
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
HUM 309 - Literatures and the Arts Across Cultures (4) **

An interdisciplinary study of literary texts in translation and/or art forms across cultures and periods. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 309 or WL 309 under this topic, or HS 303 under the title "Reflection on the Greek Civil War" may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alessandra Capperdoni
Mo 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
HUM 359 - Constructing the Nation State in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean (4) *

Investigates the construction of nation states in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean with a focus on the ideas of the Nation and the Nation State. Examines specific cases such as Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and the development of Israel. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 359 or HS 359 may not take this course for further credit.

HUM 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4) *

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modern legal traditions. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 441 or HIST 441 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evdoxios Doxiadis
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
HUM 460 - Themes in Byzantine History (4) *

Familiarizes the student with the core questions in the study of Medieval Roman (Byzantine) social, political, economic and intellectual life. Students will be exposed to the main primary sources available to the Byzantinist and will read articles and books by the most influential scholars in the field. Students may repeat this course once for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HS 460 or HIST 460 may take this course for credit only when a different topic is taught. Breadth-Humanities.

* These courses are also available with a HIST designation. Either HUM or HIST designation can be used towards the certificate.

** When topics are appropriate. Consult with the advisor.