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Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies - Modern Greek

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies - Modern Greek

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Classical Studies is an interdisciplinary major, with specializations in ancient language, classical civilization and teacher certification that offer students instruction in the history, literature and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. These three specializations require proficiency in Latin or ancient Greek. A fourth specialization in modern Greek offers students instruction in the language, literature and culture of modern Greece and requires proficiency in modern Greek. Students who major in classical studies often pursue graduate studies in classical languages and literature, art history, ancient history, archaeology, comparative literature and museum studies. Additional career opportunities are possible depending upon the specialization the student chooses. Small class sizes, emphasis on critical thinking and expression and a faculty committed to involvement in lower-level undergraduate courses also make this major appealing to students who want excellent preparation for entry to professional schools (e.g., medicine or law). Modern Greek The modern Greek specialization is appropriate for students wishing to have direct contact with the language, literature and culture of modern Greece and a closer acquaintance with ancient and medieval Greek civilization. Students study in greater detail the numerous communities of the diaspora, which includes the large and flourishing Greek-American communities of Florida, their history and contemporary culture. By learning a modern European language, students can work in translation, education, services, tourism, the entertainment industry and political or financial institutions with ties to Greece or Cyprus.

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