Greek Studies


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About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Classics offers an interdisciplinary Classical Studies major, with specializations in ancient language, classical civilization, and teacher certification that offer students instruction in the history, literature, and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. These three specializations require proficiency in Latin or ancient Greek. A fourth specialization in modern Greek offers students instruction in the language, literature, and culture of modern Greece and requires proficiency in modern Greek. The department also offers minors in Classical Studies and Greek Studies.


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A maximum of six credits of Beginning Modern Greek 1 and 2 can apply to this minor. A minimum of nine credits must be at the 3000 level or above.

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Of the total credits, no more than three may be individual work.

Required Courses

GRK 1130Beginning Modern Greek 13-5
or GRK 2200 Intermediate Modern Greek 1
GRK 1131Beginning Modern Greek 23-5
or GRK 2201 Intermediate Modern Greek 2
Approved Electives9
Total Credits15-19

Approved Electives

CLA 3114Greece Today and Yesterday3
CLA 4956Overseas Studies 11-15
CLT 3370Myths of the Greeks and Romans3
GMT 3513Greece in the European Context in the 20th Century3
GMT 4110The Literature of Byzantium3
GMT 4911Undergraduate Research in Modern Greek Language and Literature0-3
GRK 4300Modern Greek Literature Since 18303
GRK 4905Individual Work in Modern Greek1-4