Certificate in Hellenic Studies

The Certificate in Hellenic Studies gives you a broad overview of Greece’s history and culture, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. You will gain an appreciation for Greece’s role in global intellectual and political contexts, from Plato to NATO. The 24-credit Certificate is designed to add a hellenic focus to your major program, and is an ideal prerequisite for advanced study on Greece. If you're interested in further graduate study, you should complete the two language courses.

Lower division

You need to complete 3 courses, for a total of 9 units, chosen from the following:

  • HUM 102W - Classical Mythology (3)
  • HUM 152 - Ancient Greek II (3)
  • HUM 201 - Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance (3)
  • HS 276 - Social, Economic, and Political History of the Mediterranean (3) *
  • HS 277 - History of Greek Civilization (3) *
  • HS 278 - The Greeks in the Ottoman Empire (3) *
  • HS 279 - Greece in the 20th Century (3) *
  • HS 280 - War in the Balkans and the Making of the 21st Century (3) **
  • GRK 110 - Modern Greek for Beginners I (3)
  • GRK 160 - Modern Greek for Beginners II (3)

If you successfully complete all 4 language courses (HUM 151, 152, LANG 110, 160), you only need courses 3 from the upper division list.

Upper division

Completing lower division requirements does not necessarily mean that you will have the prerequisites for upper division courses, so you need be careful that you have the credits you need to proceed. Please contact the Hellenic Studies academic advisor for help planning your courses.

You need to complete four courses (15-16 units) from the following list:

  • HIST 304 - Alexander the Great and the Quest for World Empire (4)
  • HS 307 - Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4) *
  • HS 359 - Constructing the Nation State in Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean (4) *
  • HS 364 - Traveller, Diplomatic, and Media Narratives in Greece, the Balkans and the Mediterranean (4) *
  • HS 422 - Greece, 1935-1944: Occupation and Resistance (4) *
  • HS 441 - Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4) *
  • HS 460 - Themes in Byzantine History (4) *
  • HUM 302W - The Golden Age of Greece: An Integrated Society (4)
  • PHIL 350 - Ancient Philosophy (3)
* These courses are also available as History courses. Either Hellenic Studies or History courses can be used towards the certificate.
** This course is also available as an International Studies course. Either Hellenic Studies or International Studies courses can be used towards the certificate.

Questions?

To enroll in the Certificate in Hellenic Studies or for more information, please contact the Hellenic Studies academic advisor.

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