Departmental Guidelines & Mission
Ancient Greek is offered as a minor in the Department of Classical Studies.
The Department of Classical Studies offers courses in the languages and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Students are introduced to the intellectual, social, political, and cultural histories of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Our curriculum engenders a critical exploration of how the ideas and works of the ancient Greeks and Romans remain relevant in the modern world. We study both how the ancient Greeks and Romans understood their world and how modern societies have reconstructed them. Through the study of the languages, histories, cultures, and contexts of the ancient Mediterranean, our program emphasizes flexibility with diverse types of evidence through interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge, the development of critical and analytical skills, and an appreciation for how ancient and modern intersect in ways that show the continued influence of the Greco-Roman past on our lives today.
Professor Tim Hofmeister, Chair
Debbie Riley, Academic Administrative Assistant
Ancient Greek Minor
For the minor in Ancient Greek,
- students must complete a minimum of four courses in the language (GRK) or 16 credits.
- In addition, students must take CLAS 201 - Ancient Greece and CLAS 211 - Ancient Greek Literature and Society or 8 credits.
Students may substitute another language course (GRK) for the CLAS 211 - Ancient Greek Literature and Society requirement.
GRK 111 - Elementary Greek (4 Credit Hours)
An introduction to the fundamental morphology and syntax of ancient Greek. Exercises in grammar and translation are based primarily upon quotations from Greek literature and the New Testament.
GRK 112 - Intermediate Greek (4 Credit Hours)
Advanced study of ancient Greek grammar and language. Emphasis is given to the development of translation skills by reading extended passages of Greek.
Prerequisite(s): GRK 111.
GRK 199 - Introductory Topics in Greek (1-4 Credit Hours)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
GRK 211 - Greek Prose & Poetry (4 Credit Hours)
Readings from ancient Greek. Selections range from Homer to the New Testament.
Prerequisite(s): GRK 112 or consent of instructor.
GRK 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)
GRK 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)
GRK 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)
GRK 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)