Undergraduate study in Greek

What can you study in Greek?

You will acquire knowledge of ancient Greek language. This gives you access to literary texts, so you can develop an appreciation of ancient Greek literature, philosophy and history.

The Greeks established literary genres which have had a profound influence on European literature. Ancient Greek masterpieces include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the histories of Herodotus and the dramas of Euripides and Aristophanes. Greek myth and legend is a formative part of the European imagination, and the central stream of European philosophy flows from the thought and writings of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

You can complement your study of ancient Greek with Ancient History, Classical Studies and Latin.
 

Undergraduate programmes in Greek

You can study Greek as a BA major or take elective courses. You can also study Greek for the Diploma in Languages or the Certificate in Languages.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Greek will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Greek

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Greek as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Greek. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Greek

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre

Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages

Greek is available for the Diploma in Languages and the Certificate in Languages. The diploma consists of 120 points of specified courses and the certificate of 60 points. These programmes are normally taken part-time alongside study for a degree. Find out more about the Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages.