2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Greek - Modern (GRE)

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs

The Learning Environment

Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student’s participation and interaction with the instructors as well as other students. The use of the target language is essential in class.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The Modern Greek courses are taught by an adjunct faculty.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • GRE 101LEC 1st year 1st semester Greek
    Lecture

    Teaches basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Modern Greek. Covers basic grammar and syntax with emphasis on the spoken language. This is a course for true beginners, or students whose exposure to Modern Greek is very limited.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • GRE 102LEC 1st year 2nd Semester Greek
    Lecture

    This is the second part of the elementary course sequence in Modern Greek. The course continues on the material covered in GRE 101. The focus is still on developing and improving elementary-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Modern Greek, but this course places a lot more emphasis on grammar and covers content and topics that are relevant and appropriate for a second semester, elementary level II language class. Students who take this course without having taken its prerequisite (GRE 101) are expected to know how to read a simple Modern Greek text and have good command of the grammar and vocabulary introduced in GRE 101, i.e., know how to use nouns, adjectives, and verbs in the present tense. This course expands on this material and introduces all other verb tenses utilized in Modern Greek. In addition, yet in a limited manner, it introduces students to some aspects of Modern Greek culture and society as they relate to the topics covered in class.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: GRE 101
  • GRE 191LAB Greek (Modern) First Year-First Semester
    Laboratory

    Teaches basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Modern Greek. Covers basic grammar and syntax with emphasis on the spoken language. This is a course for true beginners, or students whose exposure to Modern Greek is very limited.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • GRE 192LAB Greek (Modern) First Year-Second Semester
    Laboratory

    Continuation of the material covered in GRE 191. This is the second part of the elementary course sequence. The emphasis is still on the spoken language, but it assumes that students have a strong command of the alphabet, know how to read a simple Modern Greek text and have good command of the grammar introduced in the previous level (i.e., declension of nouns and adjectives, and present tense verb conjugations.)

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: GRE 191
  • GRE 193LAB Greek (Modern) Second Year-First Semester
    Laboratory

    This is an intermediate level course that expands on the language skills mastered in the elementary courses. The course builds on the grammatical elements introduced in GRE 191 and 192; it covers more advanced grammar and provides intensive vocabulary expansion through a variety of readings and conversation. The emphasis shifts a bit more towards writing as opposed to the oral production prevalent in elementary Modern Greek.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GRE 194LAB Greek (Modern) Second Year-Second Semester
    Laboratory

    This is the second part of the intermediate sequence and the course begins where GRE 193 left off. The course provides further practice in the written and spoken language through readings and conversation with emphasis on writing.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GRE 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • GRE 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • GRE 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Supplements regular offerings of the department.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs
Published: June 23, 2017 10:19:54 AM