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Greek

Courses like this one bring the students in contact with the countries, from the language of which they learn to translate. There exist in our department courses in the civilization, the literature and the social realities of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Albania. In this course the students are taught the history, the social condition, the civilization of Spain. More specifically: we start with the history of Arab consolidation in Spain and the creation of Al – Andalus and we continue with the Reconquista and its special importance for the Spanish psyche.

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This course aims at exploring and analyzing the relationship between language, culture and social phenomena inside Turkey. Special focus is given to the study –with the aid of specially selected writings- of relevant situations through the changes occurred in written speech. The subjects dealt with focus on: 1) the transfer of culture through the language 2) the language’s feed-back capability in everyday situations 3) the influence exercised on language by realities such as power and inequality 4) the relationship between language and socio-political changes.

In this course we look into applied methods of documentation in an attempt to foster the creation of small thematic documentation centers that focus on contemporary Albaniam issues.

In this course we focus on the history of the Albanian language, the issue of oral and written forms in the dialects used in the country, the Congress on the alphabet to be adopted, language reforms and Western and Eastern influences and especially influences from neighboring nations, the standardization of language to be used officially, relations between language and national identity, minority languages as they exist in the national area of Albania. We also consider the development of Albanian-speaking ethnic regions (Albania, Kosovo, FYROM ).

This seminar will primarily deal with selected texts by Hans Blumenberg on Poetics, Rhetorics and Metaphorology, by Hans Jonas on the metaphysical or philosophical biology and anthropology, critical science or technology and ethics and by Walter Benjamin on trends of modernism, literary criticism, language and translation (productive humility of the text).

This seminar will help students in terms of organization, morphology and documentation of academic texts. Specifically, we will address the proper organization of academic work in terms of layout and content, while providing advice on the proper configuration of the text, the correct use of references and quoting to all kinds of sources for scientific support of the student's work.

This class is for Erasmus students and in English. It examines a selection of 19th- and 20th-century Greek literature, the main representatives and aspects of creative writing in Greek.

This class examines the theory of the Greek Language Question, the theoretical discussion and 19th- and 20th-century literature that relates to it.

Interpreting basic philosophical texts in order to understand them. The course is based on the active participation of the students.

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