2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Greek, BA

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Program Description:

Classics is the study of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Both cultures have had a profound influence on life in the western world, especially in areas like language and literature, art and architecture, politics and religion, and science and philosophy. The Classics department at Wright State offers classes in most of these areas.  

The Greek major allows students to focus primarily on the study of Greek language, literature, and culture. Students are required to take 7 semesters of Greek language. Additional electives cover courses in a diverse range of subjects relating to the study of the Classical world.



Students in the Greek program will:

  • Acquire knowledge of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Greece
  • Acquire a reading knowledge of Classical Greek
  • Acquire strong critical thinking skills
  • Acquire effective communication and writing skills

Classics Honors Program

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in Greek may substitute an Honors project for CLS 4100 . An Honors project involves independent study with a faculty mentor. It will usually extend over two consecutive terms and earn six hours of credit upon its successful completion. The project culminates in the writing of a major research paper (25-30 pages) during the second term and an oral defense of the project with the Department faculty.

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions 6: Hours

Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Departmental Requirements: 36 Hours

III. Related Requirements

IV. College Requirements: 6 Hours

Foreign Language
Filled by major requirement

Methods of Inquiry

V. Electives: 40 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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