Classical Studies in Greek Minor
A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
What value is there is a Classical Studies in Greek minor?
Although human history goes back much further, the seeds of modern civilization germinated in ancient Greece -- Herodotus, who gave us the first written histories; Homer, whose epic poem Odyssey is still studied nearly 3,000 years after it was first penned; Socrates, Plato and Pythagoras, whose ideas on science and philosophy laid the foundation of all modern science. The student of Classical Studies in Greek, not only knows where human civilization has been, but where it's headed. The methods and language the Greeks used when they first pondered all those "what if" questions equip today's students to be the problem solvers that are highly prized in today's world. Because the Greeks contributed so much to the development of civilization, there is not a field that does not benefit from this minor. It complements degree programs in math and science, philosophy, politics, and history, business and law, art and music.
A Classical Studies in Greek minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- International Relations
- Human Resources
- Strategic Communication
- Public Administration