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Zinon Papakonstantinou
HSTEU 364
Seattle Campus

Modern Greece: 1821 to the Present

Politics and society of Greece from War of Independence to the present. Emergence and development of the Greek state; Greece in the world wars; civil war and post-war politics; military dictatorship; transition to democracy; recent developments. No prior study of Greece assumed. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 364.

Class description

Politics and society of Greece from War of Independence to the present. Emergence and development of the Greek state; Greece in the world wars; civil war and post-war politics; military dictatorship; transition to democracy; recent developments. No prior study of Greece assumed.

Student learning goals

Acquaintance with the history and culture of modern Greece.

Critical analysis of primary sources and scholarship

Improvement of students' writing skills

General method of instruction

Lectures, in-class discussions

Recommended preparation

Some knowledge of the history of Greece in ancient, Byzantine and/or Ottoman times will be beneficial but it is not a requirement.

Class assignments and grading

Mid-term and final examination, paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Zinon Papakonstantinou
Date: 10/10/2008