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Modern Greek (BA)

Modern Greek (BA)


The modern Greek major is offered by the Department of Classics and includes courses in the language, culture, literature and linguistics of the Greek world. Students studying modern Greek progress from an elementary working knowledge of the language to oral and written fluency.

Why choose modern Greek?

The modern Greek program offers a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the Greek world of the last ten centuries, and especially to its contemporary social reality and intellectual achievement. It provides a broad liberal arts education and research training, with particular emphasis on literary studies, critical theory, cultural politics and Greek-American diaspora.

What can you do with this degree?

Careers in which modern Greek is the primary emphasis include teaching modern Greek at all levels, interpreting and translating for private and public organizations and a variety of positions in the travel and tourism industry at home or abroad.

Modern Greek also provides a good secondary tool for careers in banking and finance, business, sales, export purchasing, foreign market analysis, international trade, journalism, foreign correspondence, science and research, library science, hotel management, publishing, radio broadcasting and teaching English to Greek speakers.