Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion
Craig R. Vasey, Chair
Liane R. Houghtlain, Classics Career Advisor
Liane R. Houghtalin
Angela L. Pitts
Joseph M. Romero
The Greek Program
The study of ancient Greek is an appropriate complement to any major in the liberal arts or sciences, and any student may use Greek to satisfy the University’s general education requirement for proficiency in a foreign language. While no specific major or concentration in Greek is offered, students may use courses in Greek to fulfill the requirements for a major in Classics. The University is a cooperating institution with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and students who study Greek are encouraged to apply to its program.
*For information regarding general education language requirements for students not currently majoring in Modern Foreign Languages, please see page 81-82 in this Catalog.
Greek Course Offerings (GREK)
101, 102 – Elementary Greek (3, 3)
Essentials of ancient Greek grammar and introduction to translating Greek literature.
201, 202 – Intermediate Greek (3, 3)
Prerequisites: GREK 101–102 or equivalent. Readings in ancient Greek prose and poetry.
Prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level Greek courses: GREK 202.
306 – Homer (3)
Selected readings from the Iliad or the Odyssey.
308 – Tragedy (3)
Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and/or Euripides.
309, 311 – Survey of GreekLiterature I, II (3, 3)
Survey of ancient Greek literature from the earliest surviving Archaic texts to the end of the Imperial era. May be taken in either order.
312 – Readings in Greek Philosophy (3)
Prerequisite: GREK 202. Selected readings from the ancient Greek philosophers.
451, 452 – Special Studies in GreekLiterature (3, 3)
Reading and study of individual Greek authors or literary genres.
425 – Ancient Greek Tutoring Practicum (3)
Advanced students serve as tutors in introductory or intermediate level Greek classes. Permission of instructor.
491, 492 – Individual Study in Greek (1–3)
Individual study under the direction of a member of the staff. By permission of the department.