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Greek (Ancient) Language and Literature Major

Effective Winter 2023

Advising

Students interested in the Department's majors in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or Modern Greek major should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see the Elementary Latin Coordinator.

The Department recommends that interested students see the department advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor.

Grade Policies

The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Prerequisites

Either GREEK 101 and 102, or GREEK 103, or special placement examination.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 24

Requires a minimum of 8 courses (of at least 3-credits each) including:

  1. One introductory course selected from CLARCH 221 or HISTORY 200
  2. Six courses in GREEK at the 300-level or above (at least 4 must be at the 400-level or above, usually including GREEK 401 and 402)
  3. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek civilization, archaeology, or history

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the CLARCH, CLCIV, CLLING, GREEK, GREEKMOD, and LATIN subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

The department offers Honors in each of the six majors. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 should contact their department advisor to discuss an Honors thesis no later than the winter term of their junior year.

It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable faculty advisor to oversee the thesis project. This project and its components are to be decided collectively by the student and the advisor at the end of the junior year. We encourage students to think creatively about the approach to their research and thesis project. Thesis advisors must sign off on a student's thesis project proposal.

At the end of the thesis project, the candidate must offer an oral defense of this work to a committee comprised of the thesis advisor and another faculty member, and present their research findings at the Classical Studies Honors Symposium.

Additional requirements for Honors candidates are specified with each major.

Honors in Greek (Ancient) Language and Literature

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major must satisfy the following:

  • 3.4 minimum cumulative GPA; 3.5 minimum major GPA
  • Completion of an Honors thesis and oral defense in coordination with a Classics faculty member
  • Completion of one additional Greek course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480: Studying Antiquity, section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK 495 for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

Greek (Ancient) Language and Literature (Major) (Fall 2018 - Fall 2022)

Effective Fall 2018

Advising

Students interested in the Department's majors in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or Modern Greek major should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Deborah Ross.

The Department recommends that interested students see the department advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor.

 

Grade Policies

The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Prerequisites

GREEK 101 and 102 or special placement examination.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. Seven courses in GREEK at the 300-level or above (at least 4 of these must be at the 400-level or above, usually including GREEK 401 and 402).
  2. One introductory course selected from CLARCH 221, CLCIV 101, HISTORY 200.
  3. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek civilization, archaeology, or history. Minimum of 3 credits.

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the CLARCH, CLCIV, CLLING, GREEK, GREEKMOD, and LATIN subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Effective Date of Honors requirements for the major Fall 2006

The department offers Honors in each of the six majors. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their department advisor to discuss an Honors thesis no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable faculty advisor to oversee the thesis project. This project and its components are to be decided collectively by the student and the advisor at the end of the junior year. We encourage students to think creatively about the approach to their research and thesis project. Thesis advisors must sign off on a student's thesis project proposal.

Honors students may receive six credits during their senior year for research culminating in a thesis project by registering for one of the following courses: CLARCH 495, CLCIV 495, GREEK 495 or LATIN 495 depending on the major. At the end of the thesis project, the candidate must offer an oral defense of this work to a committee comprised of the thesis advisor and another faculty member, and present their research findings at the Classical Studies Honors Symposium.

Additional requirements for Honors candidates are specified with each major.

Effective Fall 2016

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major must satisfy the following:

  • 3.4 minimum overall GPA; 3.5 minimum major GPA
  • Completion of an Honors thesis and oral defense in coordination with a Classics faculty member
  • Completion of one additional Greek course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480: Studying Antiquity, section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK 495 for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.

 

Greek (Ancient) Language and Literature (Major) (Fall 2016 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2016

Advising

Students interested in the Department's majors in Greek, Latin, Classical Languages and Literatures, Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization or Modern Greek major should check with the Department office for the name of the current advisor. Students interested in obtaining Teacher Certification in Latin should see Professor Deborah Ross.

Major advising for Modern Greek is provided by Professor Vassilios Lambropoulos and Artemis Leontis. Information about scheduling appointments is available from the department office.

The Department recommends that interested students see the department advisors as early as possible in order to plan their programs and avoid unnecessary scheduling conflicts.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classical Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at 2160 Angell Hall.

 

Grade Policies

The department requires that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all language courses which are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A student should repeat any language course in which a D+ or lower grade is earned and which serves as a prerequisite to other courses which are to be elected. A grade of D+ signifies some achievement but denotes too weak a foundation for subsequent courses.

Prerequisites

GREEK 101 and 102 or special placement examination.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 27

Requires a minimum of 9 courses (of at least 3 credits each) including:

  1. Seven courses in GREEK at the 300-level or above (at least 4 of these must be at the 400-level or above, usually including GREEK 401 and 402).
  2. One introductory course selected from CLARCH 221, CLCIV 101, HISTORY 200.
  3. At least one upper-level (300- or 400-level) course in Greek civilization, archaeology, or history. Minimum of 3 credits.

Constraints

Three credits of Independent Study (GREEK 499) may be used with written approval of the undergraduate advisor

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the CLARCH, CLCIV, CLLING, GREEK, GREEKMOD, and LATIN subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Effective Date of Honors requirements for the major Fall 2006

The department offers Honors in each of the six majors. Interested students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 should contact their department advisor to discuss an Honors thesis no later than the winter term of their junior year at the latest.

It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable faculty advisor to oversee the thesis project. This project and its components are to be decided collectively by the student and the advisor at the end of the junior year. We encourage students to think creatively about the approach to their research and thesis project. Thesis advisors must sign off on a student's thesis project proposal.

Honors students may receive six credits during their senior year for research culminating in a thesis project by registering for one of the following courses: CLARCH 495, CLCIV 495, GREEK 495 or LATIN 495 depending on the major. At the end of the thesis project, the candidate must offer an oral defense of this work to a committee comprised of the thesis advisor and another faculty member, and present their research findings at the Classical Studies Honors Symposium.

Additional requirements for Honors candidates are specified with each major.

Effective Fall 2016

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing an Honors major must satisfy the following:

  • 3.4 minimum overall GPA; 3.5 minimum major GPA
  • Completion of an Honors thesis and oral defense in coordination with a Classics faculty member
  • Completion of one additional Greek course at the 420-level or above (CLCIV 480 & GREEK 495 do not satisfy this requirement)
  • CLCIV 480: Studying Antiquity, section titled "Research Seminar" (Fall term)

Students may also elect GREEK 495 for 1-2 credits in the Fall and 1-3 credits in the Winter but are not required to do so.