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. 

Program overview

Students must complete 19 units, including one upper division course chosen from the following. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or a C average is required for all courses applied to the certificate. Students with an interest in pursuing Greek history at the graduate level should complete at least two language courses. Special topics courses may be completed in place of those below with advisor approval.

Lower division

Students must complete 19 units, including one upper division course chosen from the following.

  • GRK 191 - Modern Greek for Beginners Level I (3)
  • GRK 192 - Modern Greek for Beginners Level II (3)
  • GRK 291 - Modern Greek Intermediate Level I (3)
  • GRK 292 - Modern Greek Intermediate Level II (3)
  • HS 100 - The Greek World (3)
  • HS 150 - Warfare in the Hellenic World: From Plato to NATO (3)
  • HS 201 - Rome: From Republic to Empire (3)
  • HS 209 - Heroic Greek Tales: From the Trojans to Frankenstein (3)
  • HS 216 - War and Society (3)
  • HS 231 - Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome (3)
  • HS 232 - The Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome (3)
  • HS 275 - From Alexander to the Caesars: The Hellenic and Roman Worlds to the end of Antiquity (4) *
  • 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) **
  • HUM 102W - Classical Mythology (3)
  • HUM 151 - Ancient Greek I (3)
  • HUM 152 - Ancient Greek II (3)
  • HUM 201 - Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance (3)

Upper division

Students must complete at least one course from the following:

  • ARCH 312 - Greek Art and Archaeology (4) or HS 312 - Greek Art and Archaeology (4)
  • ARCH 313 - Roman Art and Archaeology (4) or HS 313 - Roman Art and Archaeology (4)
  • 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)
* These courses are also available with a HIST designation. Either HS or HIST designation can be used towards the certificate.
** This course is also available with an IS designation. Either HS or IS designation 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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