Modern Greek Studies Association

University of Florida


Year Program Established: 1980
Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 85-100 (all courses)

Highest Degree or Certificate Offered: Major in Modern Greek (through the Dept. of Classics)


Full Time Faculty:

All full-time faculty but sharing teaching duties in the Department of Classics:

Prof. Kostas Kapparis, [email protected]

Prof. Robert Wagman, [email protected]

Dr. Eleni Bozia, [email protected]

Dr. Tom Kostopoulos, [email protected]


Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:

Dept. of Classics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Does the program offer financial support to students? Yes
Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes

Program resources, achievements, and challenges

The Center's faculty have been actively engaged in recruiting students and in fundraising, but keeping the enrolment strong remains a challenge.
The Center will turn its attention next to strengthening its Byzantine offerings and focuses its fundraising activities on that objective.
The Center recently established a Major in Modern Greek Studies. This Major track allows many students who were already pursuing a Minor in Modern Greek to obtain Major credit by taking additional courses from a wide variety of offerings. This exciting development was realized in the same year in which the Center celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Recent initiatives in curriculum, collaborative projects, outreach, educational and research support.

The Center for Greek Studies supports the vibrant Greek and Greek-American community of Gainesville and greater Florida and also the Classics undergraduate and graduate programs (Master’s and PhD level). The program’s strengths lie in up-to-date language instruction, the study of modern Greek literature, history, and culture, and the strong connections with the fields of Classics, History, Art History, and the Center for European Studies.

The Center for Greek Studies has also been offering numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as several scholarships for summer study in Greece. Students in the Center for Greek Studies and the Classics Department may apply for summer language program grants and other types of funding awarded through the Center.

The Center has also enjoyed a close working relationship with the MGSA and hosted the MGSA's Executive Director's office from 2014 through 2018.

University of Florida
Center for Greek Studies
Department of Classics
P. O. Box 117435
Gainesville, Florida 

352 273 3694

Courses Offered



Beginning Modern Greek I

Beginning Modern Greek II

Intermediate Modern Greek I



Beginning Modern Greek I

Beginning Modern Greek II

Intermediate Modern Greek II



Modern Greek Literature since 1830

Additional Areas:


The Glory that Was Greece

Greece Yesterday and Today

Greece during the Second World War

Greece after 1945

Greece and Turkey


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