Reading knowledge of the ancient Greek language is fundamental for those interested in exploring the origins of western culture. The importance of the Greeks for the western literary tradition is immeasurable. They established in that tradition epic and lyric poetry, the drama of the comic and tragic theater, the disciplines of rhetoric and grammar, the arts of literary and textual criticism, and the novel. But even to recognize fully these contributions is to undervalue seriously the richness of the abiding effects of Greek culture, for the writings of the Greeks have profoundly influenced subsequent developments in religion, philosophy, medicine, political science, history, the fine arts, and the physical sciences.
Accordingly, the Greek major is designed to impart a thorough knowledge of the classical Greek language and a basic familiarity with the achievements of the Greek world.
Requirements for the Major in GreekEighteen hours of courses numbered 300 or above. A minor is required and may be taken in computer science, English, history, Latin, modern languages, or philosophy. A second minor, if chosen, may be any minor offered by the College with the consent of the adviser.
Program Assessment. In order to asist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of its programs, majors will be required:
1. To assemble and maintain a portfolio to include the syllabus and a copy of all written exams and assignments for each course applied toward the major.
2. In their senior year, to complete a written exit survey.
The undergraduate adviser will inform students of the scheduling and format of assessment activities.
Results of participation in these assessment activities will in no way affect a student's GPA or graduation.
Requirements for the Minor in Greek
12 hours numbered above 300
9 hours numbered above 300
Courses in Greek
- 101. Elementary Greek I
- 102. Elementary Greek II
- 303. Greek Composition I
- 304. Greek Composition II
- 361. Homer
- 371. Xenophon
- 372. Plato
- 373. New Testament Greek
- 399. Independent Study in Greek
- 399H. Honors Course
- 461/861. Greek Lyric Poetry
- 462/862. Aeschylus
- 463/863. Sophocles
- 464/864. Euripides
- 465/865. Greek Comedy
- 471/871. Herodotus
- 473/873. Greek Orators
- 896. Reading and Research
- 899. Masters Thesis
- 961-962. Seminar in Greek Literature