Classics / Undergraduate Study

Greek Minor

The Greek minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of the Greek language. After a year of elementary Greek (Greek 1, 2, 3) or its equivalent, students select departmental upper-division reading courses in ancient Greek prose and poetry that provide close analysis of individual texts, with attention to their historical, literary, and cultural context. Subjects of study include Homeric epic, lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, rhetoric, philosophy, and the New Testament.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Courses (14 units): Greek 2, 3, 20, or equivalent. Greek 16 may be substituted for Greek 2 and 3.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units): Five courses selected from Greek 100 through 133.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.