Greek Language and Culture Minor

Department of Classics

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Jorge J. Bravo, Ph.D.

This minor may be earned in either the ancient or the modern Greek language (not a combination).   In completing it, the student will reach an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency in the language and will also be introduced to the history and culture of Greece.

To make an appointment to explore or declare the minor, contact Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Jorge J. Bravo ( If you wish to minor in Modern Greek, he will put you in touch with instructor of Modern Greek, Dr. Polyvia Parara, for placement.

REQUIREMENTS: a total of at least 15 credits, including:

• 9 to 15 credits in ancient OR modern Greek language courses (ALL must be in either ancient OR modern Greek, not a combination); at least one language course must be at the 300 or 400 level.

• 3 to 6 credits in courses taught in English focusing on ancient and/or modern Greek history, literature, and culture.

• At least 9 credits of the total must be at the 300 or 400 level.

The grade point average in the minor must be at least 2.0 and no grade below C- can be counted toward the minor.

Students are encouraged to include courses earned through study abroad that satisfy the requirements. A maximum of six credits earned at other institutions may be counted toward the minor. A maximum of six credits may be counted toward both the minor and the student's major.