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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Classical Greek

Acropolis Maidens

I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys
was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek
and learn to manage a horse.
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The study of Classical Greek allows students to become familiar with one of the oldest written traditions in the world. The cultural productions of classical Greece 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, Greek 294, 394, and 499 may be counted toward the requirements. The Classical Studies minor (Option 1) requires classical Greek (or Latin) 101-201 and makes 202 one of the choices from a list of lower-division courses. With the prior permission of the director, Greek 294, 394, 494 and 499 may be counted toward the requirements.