Classical Greek Overview

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at

The study of Classical Greek allows students to become familiar with one of the oldest written traditions in the world. The cultural productions of Greece in antiquity are worthy of study both in their own right and for their continuing, vital relevance to the world we live in today. Students acquire an appreciation for key aspects of the cultural legacy of one of the civilizations that has most shaped the modern world, and they simultaneously enrich their knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar.

Students may elect to major in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a concentration in Classical Studies in either the Humanities or European Studies tracks. Upper-division courses relating to Greek culture will be completed in disciplines such as history, philosophy, political science, and theology and religious studies. These courses are conducted in English. With the prior permission of the director, GREK 294, GREK 394, and GREK 499 may be counted toward the requirements. The Classical Studies minor (Option 1) requires GREK 101-201 and makes GREK 202 one of the choices from a list of lower-division courses. With the prior permission of the Director of Classical Studies, GREK 294, GREK 394, and GREK 499 may be counted toward the requirements.

Classical Greek
Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences

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