Modern Greek Studies Association

Hellenic College


Year Program Established: 1968
Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 180-200

Level of Program Offered (and when established):

Minor in Modern Greek;
Minor in Byzantine Studies;
Certificate in Teaching
Modern Greek; undergraduate elective courses
(e.g. Minor in Modern Greek; undergraduate elective courses)


Full Time Faculty:

Dr. Aristotle Michopoulos
Professor of Greek and Greek American Studies & Director ([email protected])

Dr. Stamatia Dova, Professor ([email protected])

Mr. Panayiotis League, Instructor ([email protected])

Affiliated Faculty (full-time):

Dr. James Skedros, Professor of Cantonis Chair in Byzantine Studies ([email protected])

Dr. Evie Zachariades-Holmberg, Professor of New Testament Greek ([email protected]

Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Asst. Professor of Byzantine Music ([email protected]


Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:

Greek Studies Department

Greek Studies courses as well as Classics are offered as minors.

Does the program offer financial support to students? Yes

Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes

Program resources, achievements, and challenges:

The Program is very fortunate that our College’s Library is one of the richest in the USA in Modern Greek and Byzantine history, culture and music holdings --in Greek and English. Thanks to the Jaharis Center of Byzantine Art and Culture the student life is enriched with first class Exhibits, Lectures, Seminars, Music Presentations, etc.

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

There is a revamping of the Modern Greek Language Curriculum, which started in 2012. As part of the changes there was an increase in the Language Lab Instructor’s hours and a Tutor was added for one-on-one instruction for students facing special challenges. The College has an exchange program, through IKY Scholarships, with Greece and that offers a special opportunity for our students to study in Greece and Greek students to study at our College. Moreover, there is a strong connection with the College Year in Athens and several of our students have attended that program over the years.

Finally, the Program has a long-standing connection with the Paideia Omogenon Program (E.DIA.M.ME.) of the University of Crete, which has produced many books and videos for the Greek-American children and the Diaspora children in general. The Faculty is active writing and presenting on Greek topics and playing a pivotal role at the annual Ellenomatheia Examination for the New England Area that takes place at the St. Nectarios Greek School in Roslindale, MA.

Hellenic College
Greek Studies Department
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, Massachusetts
02445 USA

(617) 850-1271

Fax:(617) 850-1477

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Courses Offered


Beginning Modern Greek (two terms)
Intermediate Modern Greek (two terms)
Advanced Modern Greek (two terms)

Summer Courses

Kallinikeion Institute

Offers Beginning and Intermediate Modern Greek, using an Intensive Immersion Method. Total students: approx. 35


Travels in Greece: From Pausanias to Durrell
Greek Translation


Dissension and Democracy
Greek American History
Byzantine History
History of Modern Hellenism
History of Byzantine Art
Seminar in the History of Modern Hellenism

Additional Areas:

Dissension and Democracy
Greek American History
History of Byzantine Art
History of Byzantine Music
Survey of Traditional Greek Music
Byzantine Music I-X
Introduction to Orthodoxy
Roots in Orthodox Missions

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