Modern Greek Studies Association

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Year Program Established: 2008

Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 50

Level of Program Offered (and when established):
Undergraduate level courses (2009)

Does the program offer financial support to students? Yes

Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes



Dr. Stefanos Katsikas (Modern History and Politics of Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean)

Dr. Antony Augoustakis – Department of the Classics
Dr. Donna A. Buchanan – Department of Music
Dr. George Deltas – Department of Economics
Dr. Keith Hitchins – Department of History
Dr. Valerie Hoffman – Department of Religion
Dr. Karen A. Laurence – Department of the Classics
Dr. Daniel William Leon Ruiz – Department of the Classics
Dr. Mahir Saul – Departmnet of Anthropology
Dr. Ralph Mathisen – Deprtmant of History
Dr. Kostas Kourtikakis – Department of Political Science
Dr. Kirk Sanders – Department of the Classics
Dr. John R. Senseney – The Illinois School of Architecture
Dr. Jon Solomon – Department of the Classics
Dr. Theodore Sougiannis – College of Business at Illinois
Dr. Marina Terkourafi – Department of Linguistics
Dr. Maria Todorova – Deprtmant of History
Dr. Ariana Traill – Department of the Classics
Dr. Angeliki Tzanetou – Department of the Classics
Dr. Brian Channing Walters – Department of the Classics
Dr. Craig Williams – Department of the Classics
Onassis Visiting Professor Fall 2015: Dr. Pavlos Kavouras – Department of Music National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Research Centers

European Union Center

Russian, East European and Eurasian Center

Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Center for Translation Studies

Academic Departments and Schools

The Department of Classics

The Department of History

Department of Linguistics

Department of Political Science

School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

School of Music


Spurlock Museum


Dalkey Archive Press

Study Programs

The Slate Program

The Program in Comparative and World Literature

Modern Greek Studies program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Ave.
Urbana, Il 61801-3676 USA

Tel: 217 244-5948 / 217 300 7188

Fax: 217 244 8430


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Courses Offered


Elementary Modern Greek I (fall)
Elementary Modern Greek II (spring)
Intermediate Modern Greek I (fall)
Intermediate Modern Greek II (spring)
Advanced Modern Greek I (fall)
Advanced Modern Greek II (spring)
Elementary Greek I (fall)
Classical & Koine Greek I (fall)
Vocal Building-GRK & Latin Roots (fall)
Medical Terms-GRK & LAT Roots (fall)
Elementary Greek II (spring)
Classical & Koine Greek II (spring)
Vocal Building-GRK & LAT Roots (spring)
Medical Terms-GRK & LAT Roots (spring)

Literary and Cultural Studies

Partnership in Crisis: Greece and the EU (fall)
Mythology of Greece and Rome (fall)
Introduction to Greek Culture (fall)
Mythology of Greece and Rome (fall)
Classical Archaeology, Greece (fall)
Ancient Greek & Roman Religion (fall)
Ancient Philosophy (fall)
Topics in Classical Literature: Fantastic Narratives of Greece and Rome (fall)
History of Ancient Greece (fall)
Development of Ancient Cities (fall)
Sex & Gender in Antiquity (fall)
Ancient Egyptian and Greek Architecture (fall)
Classical Political Theory (fall)
Mythology of Greece and Rome  (spring)
The Classical Tradition (spring)
Ancient Greek & Roman Religion (spring).
Origins of Western Literature  (spring)
The Tragic Spirit  (spring)
Ancient Greek Sanctuaries  (spring)
Ancient Egyptian & Greek Arch  (spring)
The Archaeology of Greece  (spring)

Other Areas

Western Civilization to 1660-ACP (fall)

Special Topics: Eurasia: Societies & Cultures in Southeastern Europe, Anatolia, the Caucasus, & Central Asia, 16th-20th Century (fall)

Byzantine Empire AD 284-717 (fall)

Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean (fall)

Government and Politics in Western Europe (fall)

Politics of the European Union (fall)

Muslim-Christian Interactions (fall)

Pirates, Merchants and Cross-Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean Sea (spring) 

The Ottoman Empire (spring)

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