The University at Buffalo offers a sequence of language courses in Modern Greek, GRE 101 and GRE 102, which may be of interest to students attending Colleges and Universities in the Western New York area. In particular, students who attend or plan to attend UB have an opportunity to satisfy their Global Pathway general education requirement by completing these two language courses (instead of taking 3 courses in another area). GRE 101 and GRE 102 are 5 credits each. 101 is offered this Fall 2017 semester on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 5 to 6:25 PM. GRE 102 is offered in the Spring. If you are interested, please contact Stefanos Papazaharias @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRE 101LEC 1st year 1st semester Greek
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.
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Fall
GRE 102LEC 1st year 2nd Semester Greek
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.
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies
Prerequisites: GRE 101