St. Olaf first offered a Classics Interim abroad course in January 1973. The instructors were Prof. Lloyd Gunderson (Classics) and Prof. Richard Olson (History). Since then, a Classics Interim course to Greece, or to Greece and Italy, has been offered every year except 1975, 1982, and 2004. The instructor in 2015 will be Prof. Anne Groton.
This course introduces students to the history and art of ancient Greece. It covers more than 2,000 years of Greek civilization, from the Bronze Age through the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods. The itinerary takes students to every major region of Greece, with extended stays in Athens, Crete, and the Peloponnese. When not visiting museums and archaeological sites and learning about ancient Greek culture, students have the opportunity to experience modern Greek culture as well.
January 2012 Photos contributed by Logan Brau, Sarah Busch, Heidi Crees, Laura Dickmeyer, Maggie Flint, Leslie Garza, Juliette Gibes, Rachel Glad, Kelsey Keegan, Anastasia Nikitovic, Lauren Sevcik, and Kellie Utter
PowerPoint from January, 2010
Photos contributed by Eric Erfanian
PowerPoint from January, 2009
Photos assembled by Kelsie Brust
PowerPoint from January, 2007
Photos contributed by Alice Deden, Cory Holec, and Dan Moldenhauer