Housed in the Center for West European Studies in the Jackson School, Hellenic Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in acquiring a comprehensive study of the Greek world, from antiquity to the present. The curriculum of the program draws on the histories and methodologies of the Social Sciences and the Humanities, encompassing a broad range of courses in the disciplines of Classics, Comparative Literature, Classical Archaeology, History, Art History, Comparative Religion, Political Science, and Philosophy. This enables students to study the Greek world in depth and from a variety of scholarly perspectives.
The Hellenic Studies program’s special emphasis on modern and contemporary Greece is mirrored in its placement within CWES and the Jackson School. The program’s mission to support and promote the study of modern and contemporary Greece is further reflected in the opportunities it presents students to study the modern Greek language at all levels, and to gain first-hand experience of Greece by participating in the study-abroad program it organizes annually.
The program offers a Minor that forms an excellent and convenient complement to a European Studies Major or other majors with the Jackson School or in the humanities.