Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitModern Greek Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald


This unit continues the intermediate level of Greek language study begun in Modern Greek Intermediate 1 and aims to further enhance and develop students' competencies in reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition to language learning activities, a number of literary, cultural and historical topics, related to metropolitan Greece and the Greek diaspora will be explored.


By the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. better understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate
  2. better communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  3. develop a better understanding of the various text types and kinds of writing.
  4. further develop a critical understanding of Modern Greek society and culture.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Modern Greek Intermediate 1 or equivalent proficiency as determined by placement test.