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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Greek Language and Culture

Department of Classics

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.

The minor requires 9 to15 credits in ancient OR modern Greek language courses, i.e., courses with the GREK prefix; at least one language course must be at the 300 or 400 level.  All the language courses counted toward the minor must be in either ancient OR modern Greek, not a combination.

The minor also requires 3 to 6 credits in courses taught in English; these may focus on either ancient or modern Greek literature, history, and culture.

As required for all minors, at least 9 credits overall must be in courses 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. A maximum of 6 credits may be counted toward both the minor and the student's major. A maximum of 6 credits earned at other institutions may be counted toward the minor.                                 

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, contact the department chair, Dr. Lillian Doherty ( ldoherty@umd.edu ).  She will put you in touch with the undergraduate director in Classics.

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