HIST 177C - Special Studies in History: Hofstra in Greece
Semester Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to look at modern Greece since its Independence (1832) and ascertain its national identity, the evolution of its democratic institutions, and its role as a major power in the Balkans.
Hofstra in Greece
Another Athens shall arise. And to remoter time Bequeath, like sunset to the skies, The splendour of its prime;
–Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hellas (1822)
The city of Athens, sprawling from the foot of the acropolis, whose crown is the temple of Athena, more famously known as the Parthenon, has beckoned to travelers since its rise as the founding home of democracy in the fifth century B.C. Athens is the site of a three-week odyssey offered by the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages in January 2009. In creating this program, Hofstra University provides a curriculum-related opportunity for students to interact with the landscape and environment that has shaped the foundational principles, ethics and aesthetics of their own culture.
Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply. The program fee of $3,650 covers program costs which include round-trip airfare, transfers, hotel accommodations, continental breakfast, evening meals (Monday through Thursday) and excursions to sights within Greece. The registration fee of $2,595 covers tuition and fees for one three-credit course. Class size is limited, therefore a $400 nonrefundable deposit will ensure a place in the program and must accompany the completed application form. The program fee quoted above is subject to change. Tuition and fees are subject to change. No refunds will be given after December 4, 2008.
For information and an application, contact Dr. Barbara Lekatsas, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, 303 Calkins Hall, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. Phone: (516) 463-6553; Fax: (516) 463-7082; e-mail: CLLBPL@hofstra.edu.
January 2009 Offering:
10188: TBA; Demertzis/Fixell; Hofstra in Greece
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