LaTrobe-Greek Language and Culture 1A

Subject 922-038 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour practical language class per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: VCE Modern Greek or an approved equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Maria Herodotou
Phone: 8344 5145
Subject Overview: In this subject Year 12 skills in Greek are consolidated and extended through exercises in understanding a variety of authentic spoken and written materials, and through practice at speaking and writing with due attention to grammatical accuracy and appropriate usage. The materials used also serve as an introduction to contemporary Greek society and culture. Students should be able to communicate in Modern Greek on a wide range of topics relating to Modern Greek culture and society with a reasonable degree of grammatical accuracy.
  • be able to communicate in Modern Greek on a wide range of topics relating to Modern Greek culture and society with a reasonable degree of grammatical accuracy.
Assessment: Regular assignments and class exercises totalling 1500 words 30% (due throughout the semester), a 1000-word essay in Greek 15% (due in week 10), a 2-hour written test 40% (due at the end of semester) and a 15-minute oral/aural test 15% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Materials prepared by the department.
  • Ellinika yia prohorimenous   (E Panagopoulou and A Hatzipanayiotidi)  Trandafyllidis Foundation 1997
  • Oxford English-Greek Learner's Dictionary   (D Stavropoulos and A Hornby)  OUP 1982
  • Oxford Greek-English Learner's Dictionary   (D Stavropoulos)  OUP 1988
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • have enhanced their oral-aural and literacy skills in standard Modern Greek and their capacity to function in communities whose culture is encoded in this language, whether in Australia or overseas;
  • have acquired the essential cultural knowledge required for effective communication, the linguistic means to explore Modern Greek culture, and an appropriate understanding of the structure of the language;
  • be trained to communicate in a different linguistic and cultural code which should enhance their mental agility and their awareness of cultural diversity.
Notes: Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details. Previously available as LaTrobe- Greek Advanced 1A. Students who have completed Greek Advanced 1A are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Greek Major

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