Greek Minor

Department of Classics

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212 Murphey Hall, CB# 3145

(919) 962-7191

James B. Rives, Chair

Robert Babcock, Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies (Fall 2019)

Janet Downie, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world; the Greek and Latin languages and literature; and the history, art, and culture that have been fundamental in shaping modern society. The Greek minor is a less intensive version of the Greek concentration in the major, and requires only three courses in Greek beyond the fourth semester. It is a useful option for students with a particular interest in ancient philosophy or early Christianity.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements 1
GREK 204Intermediate Greek II3
or GREK 205 Introductory Greek New Testament
Two (2) additional courses numbered GREK 221 or higher6
One (1) additional course chosen from any CLAR or CLAS course or any GREK or LATN course not being used to fulfill the foreign language General Education requirement3
Total Hours12

Department of Classics course descriptions include:

  • Classical Archaeology (CLAR)
  • Classics in English/Classical Civilization (CLAS)
  • Greek (GREK)
  • Latin (LATN)

See the program page here for special opportunities.