Greek Major - Bachelor of Arts
While it is true that classical Greek and Latin are no longer spoken languages, the literature and art of the Ancients speak to us still. To study the classics is to come into direct contact with the sources of Western civilization and culture, both pagan and Christian. An intimate knowledge of our Greco-Roman heritage furnishes students of the classics with historical, political, and aesthetic perspectives on the contemporary world. An undergraduate classics, Greek, or Latin major provides excellent preparations for careers not only in academic, but also in nonacademic professions. A background in these fields is, moreover, highly advantageous for applicants to graduate and professional schools in English, modern languages, history, philosophy, law, medicine, and theology.
The Greek major requires 32 units of coursework (most courses are 4 units), all of which must be under the GREK rubric (this includes GREK 401-402). A Greek major must complete at least one GREK course at the 700 level.
Greek (GREK) courses are those concerned with the Greek language, both ancient and modern.
Greek majors may take GREK 503 or 504 to satisfy both the World Culture Discovery Program category requirement and to satisfy major requirements.
See the Classics Program page for a faculty list and full program information.