107 Intensive Modern Greek I
This is an intensive, specialized course targeting entering archaeology students considering participation in the summer field school at Mycenae. The goals are to prepare them to communicate in Modern Greek at a basic level while living and excavating at Mycenae and to enhance their experience with the local people and culture, both on- and off-site. The course teaches a basic oral command and understanding of Modern Greek, including a basic vocabulary of commonly used words and idiomatic expressions, as well as some specialized, professional or technical terms specific to archaeology. At the same time, the course is comprehensive; it covers speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and some writing. Additional on-site summer instruction will aim at further developing oral communication skills.
Required for entering students to the D.E.P.A.S. of Mycenae field program; does not fulfill the College foreign language requirement.
108 Intensive Modern Greek II
An intensive, specialized course aimed at maximally preparing archaeology students returning to Mycenae to function effectively as trench assistants and trench masters at a Greek excavation as well as enabling them to function more comfortably in Greek culture. The course significantly advances students' reading, writing, and speaking skills in Modern Greek, especially in further developing the specialized vocabulary necessary for archaeology professionals. Additional on-site summer instruction will aim at enhancing communication and research skills in Modern Greek.
Prerequisite: MGRE 107; required for students returning to the D.E.P.A.S. of Mycenae field program; does not fulfill the College foreign language requirement. Offered every spring.