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Greek Language, Literature, and Culture

Degrees Offered: Minor

Why Study Greek?

If a student is interested in studying Greek, please refer to the Classics Program.

Greek Emphasis

The Major in Classics with Greek  Emphasis consists of 27 credits in Greek, with at least 18 credits coming from courses numbered 300 and above.  Courses in Latin numbered 300 and above may be substituted up to a total of 6 credits.  Courses from the approved list for Classical Civilization may be substituted up to a total of 6 credits with the approval of the Director.

Greek Placement Exam

If you have studied Ancient Greek either formally or informally, you must take a placement exam before being allowed to register for any Greek grammar course. The placement exam will be administered the Saturday before classes begin in the fall semester, and will consist of translation passages and an interview (in English) to assess your Greek background and ability. For admittance into GRK courses in the spring, please contact Professor Jeffrey Carnes to schedule an exam prior to the beginning of the spring semester. You must present your student ID to take all language placement tests.