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The aim of this course is to examine and analyze samples of spoken discourse. It looks at speech acts, genres, the functions of speech and some general features of spoken English (e.g. backchannels, modality, deixis, hedges, intensifiers, etc). It also gives an overview of the main differences of verbal and nonverbal communication. The samples of spoken discourse are mainly from the Internet and TV (political speeches, films and series).

This module seeks to enhance further the students’ ability to translate from German into Greek, their mother tongue, by carrying out the appropriate lexical, stylistic, semantic and cultural changes. It also offers them the opportunity to deal with texts throughout a wide variety of subjects, such as literary texts, journalistic articles, tourist guides, technical texts etc.

This course examines german literary movements of the 18th, 19th and 20th century: Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, German Classicism, German Romanticism, Modernism, Expressionism, Social Realism. The course deals (both individually and comparatively) with works e.g. of Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Novalis, Eichendorff, Heine, Keller, Fontane, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Trakl, Kafka, Hugo Ball, Brecht, Kästner etc.

History of french culture and civilisation. From the origins to the french Revolution, to contemporary France. Language, art, philosophy, politics. Placing France in Europe today. In french.

From the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Principal authors and schools, analysis of several major works. In french.

The course is articulated around texts of low demands as far as terminology is concerned and current affairs texts of average difficulty. The methodology for class work is involves the preparation of a text by the students at home and discussion on the translation they have attempted, their mistake and a final text arises comprising the best solution offered.

This course is a general knowledge course including fundamental elements of modern science and technology. The main objective is the acquisition of a certain amount of fundamental knowledge at university level, as well as the development of the ability to perform documentation research that will enable future translators and interpreters to prepare for their commissioned tasks.

The objective of this course is to make students familiar with the history and culture of modern Germany. Chronologically, the main focus of the course lies on the historical periods 1800-1871 and 1914-1989. The presentation and analysis of the historical events and development will be enriched by student’s oral group presentations that deal with central cultural issues of these periods, e.g. literary movements, fine arts, architecture. After its completion, the course is followed by written exams.

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