Major in Modern Greek Studies

Required Coursework

Students in the modern Greek specialization are required to demonstrate proficiency in modern Greek by completing the beginning sequence of modern Greek (10 credits: GRK 1130 and 1131) or (with department approval) the intermediate modern Greek sequence (3-6 credits).

In addition to demonstrating proficiency in modern Greek, students must complete 24 credits of coursework for the major:

  • GRK 2200 Intermediate Modern Greek.
  • Two courses at the 3000 level on the modern, medieval or ancient Greek world from the Department of Classics or approved courses from the departments of Anthropology, Art, European Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Women’s Studies.
  • Five courses in modern Greek, Byzantine Greek, ancient Greek or Latin at the 3000 level or above, of which at least two courses must be in modern Greek. Included in these five courses is CLA 4931 Capstone Seminar.

Study-abroad programs are recommended and supported with scholarships for the cultivation of greater fluency in modern Greek.

Recommended Semester Plan

Students are expected to complete the writing requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H or S).

Semester 1 Credits
GRK 1130 Accelerated Beginning Modern Greek 1 5
HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3
Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
Physical Science (GE-P) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
Total
17
Semester 2 Credits
GRK 1131 Accelerated Beginning Modern Greek 2 5
Biological Science (GE-B) 3
Elective 3
Mathematics (GE-M) 3
Total
14
Semester 3 Credits
GRK 2200 Intermediate Modern Greek 3
Elective (CLA 2100 The Glory That Was Greece orCLA 2120 The Grandeur That Was Rome recommended; each 3 credits) * 3
Mathematics (GE-M) 3
Physical or Biological Science Laboratory (GE-P or B) 1
Physical Science (GE-P) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
Total
16
Semester 4 Credits
Biological Science (GE-B) 3
Elective (CLA 3114 Greece Yesterday and Today, highly recommended) * 3
Electives (CLA 2100 The Glory That Was Greece orCLA 2120 The Grandeur That Was Rome orCLT 3930 Greece in its European Context, highly recommended; each 3 credits) * 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
Total
15
Semester 5 Credits
Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Modern Greek or Byzantine Greek or Ancient Greek or Latin (3000 level or above) * 6
Total
15
Semester 6 Credits
Elective 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Modern, Medieval or Ancient Greek World (3000 level or higher)​ 3
Modern Greek or Byzantine Greek or Ancient Greek (3000 level or above) * 3
Total
15
Semester 7 Credits
Elective 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Modern Greek or Byzantine Greek or Ancient Greek (3000 level or above) * 3
Modern, Medieval or Ancient Greek World (3000 level or higher)​ 3
Total
15
Semester 8 Credits
CLA 4931 Capstone Seminar​ 3
Elective (or honors thesis) 3
Electives 7
Total
13

* At least two of these courses must be in modern Greek.