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Hellenic Studies Program Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Hellenic Studies

Certificate

The certificate, which requires 24 units, is for those with Hellenic studies interest and also for those with an interest in graduate Greek history. The latter should complete two language courses. Special topics courses may be completed in place of those below with advisor approval.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete three courses (nine units) chosen from the following.

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. Writing/Breadth-Humanities. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM102. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Alessandra Capperdoni
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Alessandra Capperdoni
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D102 Alessandra Capperdoni
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D106
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
HUM 152 - Ancient Greek II (3)

The continuation of Ancient Greek I. Prerequisite: HUM 151 or permission of the instructor.

HUM 201 - Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance (3)

An intensive study of some of the major works which have had a formative influence on the structure and development of western thought. Reading and discussion of primary texts and the major themes which emerge from them will introduce students to essential philosophical, literary, social, and religious themes of western civilization. Texts for this course will be drawn from the Ancient World, Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HS 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 may not take HS 276 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

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

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
HS 278 - The Greeks in the Ottoman Empire (3) *

Explores the lives of Greeks under Ottoman rule and how the Ottoman systems of administration and taxation, as well as culture and religion, affected and influenced them. Examines how they maintained a Hellenic identity and how this identity contributed to their struggle for independence. Students with credit for HIST 278 may not take HS 278 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

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

HS 280 - War in the Balkans and the Making of the 21st Century (3) **

Provides an overview of the second World War as a backdrop to the dramatic changes in Greece and South Eastern Europe. Students with credit for HS 280 may not take IS 280 for further credit.

GRK 110 - Modern Greek for Beginners I (3)

An introduction to the Greek language that helps beginners to help develop survival skills in the most frequently encountered communicative situations. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Students with credit for LANG 110 when offered with the same title may not take this course for further credit.

GRK 160 - Modern Greek for Beginners II (3)

The aim of the course is to give those who have acquired the basic language skills a better understanding of the basic grammar of the Greek, and to develop their speaking and comprehension skills so that they are able to carry out small conversations. Reading comprehension, and the ability to write small paragraphs will also be emphasized. Prerequisite: GRK 110 or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for LANG 160 when offered with the same title may not take this course for further credit.

A student who successfully completes all four language courses (HUM 151, 152, LANG 110, 160) needs only three from the upper division list.

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

** This course is also available with an IS designation. Either HS or IS designation can be used towards the certificate.

Upper Division Requirements

Upper division prerequisite completion is the student’s responsibility because completion of lower division requirements does not complete the prerequisites for upper division courses in this multidisciplinary program.

Students complete four courses (15-16 units) chosen from the following.

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.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
HS 307 - Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4) *

Selected Topics. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HS 307 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 307 may take HS 307 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Horncastle
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
HS 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 may not take HS 359 for further credit.

HS 364 - Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean (4) *

Considers the accounts of foreign travellers and correspondents of the region in question from the early Grand Tour to the present and contrasts these accounts with historical facts and developments. Examines how perceptions regarding the Balkans (or the Mediterranean) were formed as well as their persistence in modern times. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 364 may not take HS 364 for further credit.

HS 422 - Greece, 1935-1944: Occupation and Resistance (4) *

Examines the cycle of violence that followed the Axis occupation of Greece and created a political schism that lasted until the 1980s. The course will focus on Greek resistance, foreign relations and relations with the British intelligence services. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 422 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Horncastle
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
HS 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 HIST 441 may not take HS 441 for further credit.

HS 460 - Themes in Byzantine History (4) *

Familiarizes the student with the main problems in the study of Byzantine social, political, economic and intellectual history. 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 of Byzantine studies. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HS 460 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HIST 460 may take HS 460 for credit only when a different topic is taught.

HUM 302W - The Golden Age of Greece: An Integrated Society (4)

The study of Athenian society in the 5th century BC, a period unique in the record of human achievement during which virtually all the major humanistic fields were either initiated or received significant new impetus. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HUM 302 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

PHIL 350 - Ancient Philosophy (3)

Examines central philosophical themes and figures in ancient philosophy. Topics may include justice, knowledge, the good life, time, change, appearance and reality, the nature of God, and others. Historical readings will be the central focus and may include works by Plato, Aristotle, Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides and others. Prerequisite: PHIL 100W (or equivalent) or 150.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rosemary Twomey
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
SECB 1013, Burnaby

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