Greek Intellectual Revolution

Greek Intellectual Revolution — About

About Greek Intellectual Revolution

At a special time and place a truly remarkable community came into being: classical Greece. This community thought long and hard about itself: how should it be governed? How should it tell its own story? Out of this came revolutions in thought about democracy, drama, rhetoric and art (among others) that still impact our culture today. The modern nation of Greece is proud of its history, but confronts struggles from globalization, poverty and a resurgent Antisemitism. We often see both the ancient and modern communities in very limited ways. In this class we will challenge those assumptions.

This program is scheduled for December 28, 2017, to January 14, 2018 (subject to change).  Visit the instructor's program page

Course Description

COMM 3666:
In this class students reflect on the texts and sites that are associated with revolutions in thinking about democracy, theater, art and rhetoric and discuss the gender roles, ancient religion and sporting competitions, to fulfill the CLE Arts and Humanities and Global Perspectives themes. 

Housing and Meals

Mid-range hotels provided in the program fee. Breakfast provided in hotels; students are responsible for other meals. Opening and closing dinners included in program fee.

More information is at http://www.theplaka.com/revolution/index.htm.  Contact John Nordin at nordi062@umn.edu with any questions. 

The program fee is estimated at $3600.  The exact fee will be posted once finalized.   The program fee includes tuition and registration fees, orientation and international health insurance. It also includes, housing, excursions and some meals. Airfare is separate. Check with the program leader for the exact program fee and what is included.

Excursions & Social Activities

Athens: Acropolis, Assembly grounds, Theater of Dionysus
Roman and Medieval sites in the Peloponnesus
Olympia
Delphi
Minoan sites

Faculty & Staff

John Nordin
Dr. John Nordin, Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies, has been traveling to Greece since 1986 and has studied its history, theology, and modern politics. He has led several study abroad classes to Greece. His website on Greece is at www.theplaka.com.

Learning Outcomes