Greek (GREEK)

A classical background enriches one’s experiences in college and in later life, while the verbal and analytical skills acquired by learning classical languages are of lasting benefit in whatever career one chooses.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • GREEK 111*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • GREEK 112*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Greek; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Score of 5 on IB HL Classical Greek Exam earns placement into Greek 231 or any higher-numbered Greek course; IB credit is given for Greek 112 upon successful completion (C or above) of Greek 231, or for Greek 231 upon successful completion (C or above) of any higher-numbered Greek course.
  • AP or IB credit for Greek 112 or 231 can be counted toward the requirements of the Greek major.
Placement
  • Any incoming student who has studied Ancient Greek in the past should take the Ancient Greek placement survey. Students who would like to begin studying Ancient Greek should sign up for Greek 111 in the fall.
Informational Events

We invite students to attend one of our department welcome sessions on September 6, 2021.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Classics – Anne Groton (groton@stolaf.edu)