Year Program Established: 1981
Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): Fall-120, Spring-60
Level of Program Offered (and when established):
Undergraduate level courses in Modern Greek language (1976)
Undergraduate level courses in Modern Greek literature (2003)
Undergraduate level courses in Modern Greek culture (2003)
Part Time Faculty:
Anita Skarpathiotis, Lecturer in Modern Greek, Department of Classics
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, Lecturer, Department of Classics.
Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:
Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies
Does the program offer financial support to students?
Does the institution offer financial support to students?
Yes, based on financial need
Program resources, achievements, and challenges
Modern Greek Studies at UIC offer courses in Modern Greek Language and Modern Greek History and Culture. The language courses emphasize the study of the Modern Greek language as rooted in ancient Greek, while the aim of the history and culture courses is the study of the diachronic Greek culture in the context of the modern world.
Recent initiatives in curriculum, collaborative projects, outreach, educational and research support.
Unlike many other universities, UIC offers a grammar-based instruction in Modern Greek to develop student speaking and writing ability with guided written translations and readings of texts from literature and the media. Students practice conversational Greek, gain confidence, and improve fluency both in class and at the weekly meetings of the Modern Greek Conversation Club.
Anita Skarpathiotis, Director
Elementary Modern Greek I (4 hours)--12 students
Elementary Modern Greek II (4 hours)--10 students
Intermediate Modern Greek I (4 hours)--10 students
Intermediate Modern Greek II (4 hours)--13 students
Modern Greek Literature & Cultural Studies
Modern Greek Authors in Translation
Modern Greek Cities: A Historical-Ethnographic Survey
Modern Greek Culture--49 students
Cultural History of Modern Greece: 1453 to the Present--25 students
Topics in Modern Greek History on the list of history and culture--15 students