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Greek B.A.

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2013. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Students who are interested in Greek should inquire about the new Classics major that is offered through the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies.
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 30
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Greek is the Western language with the longest continuous history, from the poetry of Homer in the first millennium B.C. to the present. This program focuses on literature, philosophy, religion, archaeology, and art associated with the Greek language from its earliest appearance through the golden age of the Greek city-state in the 5th century B.C. and the Roman Empire into the medieval Byzantine Empire. Greek majors who intend to continue in classics graduate studies are strongly advised to study Latin as well.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
Students who did not have four years of high school Greek should take GRK 1002. (Note: GRK 1002 carries a GRK 1001 pre-requisite.) All students must take CNES 1002, or 1042, or 1042H, or 1043, or another appropriate course with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. Note: these courses do not factor into the overall length in credits of the major.
GRK 1002 - Beginning Classical Greek II (5.0 cr)
CNES 1002 - World of Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 1042 - Greek and Roman Mythology [AH] (4.0 cr)
or CNES 1042H - Honors Course: Greek and Roman Mythology [AH] (4.0 cr)
or CNES 1043 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Greek. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
The four required semesters of a second language do not factor into the overall length of credits in the major. Students may earn a B.A. or a minor in Greek, but not both. Beginning fall 2012, all incoming CLA freshman must complete the appropriate First Year Experience course sequence. Specific information about this collegiate requirement can be found at: http://class.umn.edu/degree_requirements/index.html
Major Courses
GRK 3111 and GRK 3112 may not be used to meet this requirement.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GRK 3xxx
· GRK 5xxx
Electives
Take at least twelve total electives credits. Courses used to fulfill the major courses requirement may not also be used to count for the electives requirement. Other courses in history, art history, medieval studies, or other appropriate areas may be used with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. Note: GRK 3111, GRK 3112, LAT 3100, and LAT 3111 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
3 credits of CNES 3xxx-5xxx
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 3xxx
· CNES 4xxx
· CNES 5xxx
· GRK 3xxx
· GRK 5xxx
· LAT 3xxx
· LAT 5xxx
Senior Project
Students can get a copy of the departmental statement on major projects from the director of undergraduate studies or department office. Students who complete a major project for another CLA major are not required to complete a major project for Greek but may instead substitute 4 credits of elective courses with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.
GRK 4951W - Major Project [WI] (4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements, in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies, or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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GRK 1002 - Beginning Classical Greek II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of Greek 1001. More complex constructions, including participles, clauses, indirect discourse. Some reading of adapted passages from ancient texts. prereq: Grade of at least C- or S in 1001 or dept consent
CNES 1002 - World of Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ancient Greek civilization, from second millenium BCE to Roman period. Art/archaeology, philosophy, science, literature, social/political institutions. Focuses on connections with contemporary cultures corresponding to Ancient Near East.
CNES 1042 - Greek and Roman Mythology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00092 - CNES 1042/1042H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to stories/study of Greek/Roman mythology.
CNES 1042H - Honors Course: Greek and Roman Mythology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00092 - CNES 1042/1042H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to stories/study of Greek/Roman mythology. prereq: Honors or instr consent
GRK 4951W - Major Project (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research project using documents/other sources from ancient world. Students select project in consultation with faculty member, who directs the research/writing. prereq: Greek major, three 3xxx Greek courses, instr consent, dept consent