Through studying Modern Greek, students in all study areas will discover the multiple dimensions of cultural continuity within the contexts of European Cultural Heritage in Australia. This heritage includes Greek words and epistemological concepts in biology and philosophy, aesthetics and ethics, anthropology and psychology. For career prospects in Australia and overseas, a tertiary qualification in Modern Greek is considered an advantage for employment opportunities in Government and Social Services, Primary and Secondary Education, in Telecommunications, International Business and Information Technology. In addition, Greece's historically important geo-political position in Europe - plus its full membership in the European Common Market - offers the qualified bilingual an ideal opportunity for maintaining culturally-relevant Greek-Australian business relations.
Why Study Greek Now Interview with Professor Michael Tsianikas from neoskosmos.com
"I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree at Flinders University in 1997 majoring in Modern Greek. Over a period of six months after completing my studies, there were at least two position in which I applied where I could use my Greek and they were in the areas of multiculturalism and social welfare.
One of these positions was for a Greek-speaking person to work for a local MP. I knew this would be a good opportunity for me to apply knowing that language was an important criterion which would eliminate many other applicants for the position who did not speak Greek.
I was hired by a Federal Member for Hindmarsh who has a very large number of Greek-speaking constituents and it did not take long before I became very familiar with the local electorate. I am very glad that I undertook Greek Studies at Flinders University as it has provided me with a specialised area in administration and a face in the local community."
Esther Grigoriou (major in Modern Greek)