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Majoring

The Major in Greek: 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

A student majoring in Greek (through 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:

  • 13-014 GREEK I
    Essentials of grammar, composition, and reading.
  • 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 13-024 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-124 GREEK IV
    Selections from classical and New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: Greek 13-114 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 13-604 TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE I
    Topics offered on a five-year cycle: Homeric Poetry; Greek Lyric Poetry; Comedy; Literature of the Fourth Century; Hellenistic Literature. 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 equivalent placement. (H) (WA)
  • 13-704 TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE II
    Topics offered on a five-year cycle: Homeric Poetry; Greek Lyric Poetry; Comedy; Literature of the 4th Century; Hellenistic Literature. 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)
  • 13-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 13-444 INTERMEDIATE TUTORIAL
  • 13-901 TUTORIAL
  • 13-902 TUTORIAL
  • 13-903 TUTORIAL
  • 13-904 TUTORIAL
  • 13-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 13-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change of content.
  • 13-984 HONORS
    By invitation only.

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

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