Modern Greek Studies
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Dean: Andrew Harris
This minor is temporarily suspended. Please contact the department for further information.
Modern Greek Studies Program
Phone: (415) 338–1892
Acting Director: David Leitao
Associate Director: Alexandra Pappas
The Minor in Modern Greek Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking greater knowledge of contemporary Greek language, literature, history, and culture. The program is designed to provide the student with an understanding of Modern Greek language, culture, and society in relation to its earlier antecedents, the ancient Greek and Byzantine civilizations.
The minor complements academic majors for students planning careers in literary and ethnic studies; primary, secondary, and tertiary education; anthropology; history; linguistics; classics; journalism; museum studies, political science; sociology; translation; the arts; the foreign service; international relations; and business, as well as those who desire a better understanding of contemporary Greece, the Greek American experience, and the Hellenic diaspora. The interdisciplinary scope of the program also introduces the student for further study in any number of academic fields at the graduate level. Courses in Modern Greek Studies can also fulfill the B.A. requirements in Complementary Studies.
The interdisciplinary Minor in Modern Greek Studies consists of 17–19 units. A core of two four-unit courses is required, and an elective group of three additional courses completes the minor.