A student majoring in Greek through the 2016/2017 catalog must meet the following requirements:

Eight courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits):

  • Greek 13-954 (Capstone)
  • Seven additional courses in Greek, five of which must be upper level

(click here for 2017/2018 catalog requirements) 

A student majoring in Greek through the 2009/2010 catalog must meet the following requirements: a minimum of 30 semester hours, of which at least 18 hours must be upper level (courses numbered above 200).

The upper level program can be tailored to meet individual student needs.

Courses offered are:

Greek

  • 13-024 Greek II
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading. Prerequisite: Greek 13-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-114 Greek III
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-024with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-124 Greek IV
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-114with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-144 Greek I
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading.
  • 13-154 Greek II
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading. Prerequisite: Greek 13-014 or Greek 13-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-164 Greek III
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-024 or Greek 13-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-204 Intermediate Culture Studies
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek in context, including politics, art, architecture, mythology, and ancient Greek reception of their distant past. Prerequisite: Greek 13-114 or Greek 13-164, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-604 Topics in Greek Literature I
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. Students participate in a weekly webcast lecture offered through Sunoikisis, an online discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and transmission. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Greek 13-124 or Greek 13-204, or equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 13-704 Topics in Greek Literature II
    Topics offered on a rotating basis. Readings in ancient science, with a substantive component on ancient medicine. Students participate in a weekly webcast lecture offered through Sunoikisis, an online discussion moderated by faculty members from participating institutions, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at Southwestern. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and includes rigorous study of cultural and historical contexts as well as the issues of composition and transmission. Students will also become familiar with current interpretive approaches to the material. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: six credits of upper-level Greek. (H) (WA)
  • Students majoring in Greek are encouraged to study for a semester or year the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies or at College Year at Athens.
  • The Capstone consists of a semester-long research project, which encompasses a wide range within the area of Greek studies. The project culminates with a formal paper and an oral presentation to an interdepartmental committee, chosen by the student and the faculty project advisor.
  • Students who major in Greek, and who place out of the foreign language requirement as entering first-year students, may take a Greek exam for credit. Students may earn up to six semester hours of lower level credit upon successful completion of the exam.
  • In addition to Greek courses, Greek majors are strongly urged to take interdisciplinary courses on ancient civilization, philosophy, literature, mythology, and art and archaeology.
  • Minoring
  • (click here for 2017/2018 catalog requirements) 
  • Minor in Greek: five courses in Greek (Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits), three of which must be upper level.
  • A student minoring in Greek (through 2009/2010 catalog) must meet the following requirements: a minimum of 18 semester hours, of which at least 12 hours must be upper level (courses numbered above 200).
  • The upper-level program can be tailored to meet individual student needs.
  • Students who minor in Greek and who have placed out of the foreign language requirement as entering first-year students may take a Latin exam for credit. Students may earn up to six semester hours of lower level credit upon successful completion of the exam.
  • In addition to Greek courses, Greek minors are strongly urged to take interdisciplinary courses on ancient civilization, philosophy, literature, mythology, and art and archaeology.
  • For more information, please contact:
  • Dr. Hal Haskell (haskell@southwestern.edu) (512) 863-1554