Hellenic Studies

From Homer and Byzantium to the European debt crisis to Frank Miller’s 300, examine the history and culture of Greece in global contexts. Learn how developments on this small corner of Europe spread to affect people and cultures around the globe. The Hellenic Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary project that brings together historians, archaeologists, linguists, classicists, philosophers, political scientists, and others to the study of Greece. The certificate explores the history of the Mediterranean, but its impacts also extend beyond the Balkan peninsula, through the Silk Road to China and on to the Americas through its large diaspora community.

About the Hellenic Studies Certificate

The Hellenic Studies Certificate in the Department of Global Humanities at SFU reaches new heights thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies. You will have access to a centre of research excellence in Hellenic Studies, with expertise in ancient, Byzantine, early modern and modern Greek history, in addition to archaeology and Greek language training.

You can take a wide range of courses on the history, culture, and language of Greece with Hellenic Studies through traditional seminars and lectures, online, or in a blended classroom. These courses will give you the practical critical-thinking and communication skills that come with a traditional liberal arts degree, as well as an appreciation of your global citizenship which will prepare you for a range of professions, both inside and outside the academy.  

The Hellenic Studies Certificate is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, North America’s premier site for advanced research on Greece and the promotion of Hellenism.


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Got questions? Contact Elina Jin, Undergraduate Advisor for Hellenic Studies.

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Learn more about the different degrees and programs available to you at Hellenic Studies.

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