What will I learn?

Some of the most penetrating, moving, and influential texts in the history of Western civilization arose from the world of ancient Greece. The major in Ancient Greek teaches students to read archaic and classical Greek texts (such as Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, and Thucydides) in their original language. Students acquire the skills necessary to read and translate these works accurately and also to explore and discuss orally and in writing the meaning of the texts through study of genre, style, cultural context, and the place of individual works in the literary and cultural history of ancient Greece. Study of ancient Greek provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue the MA in Ancient Greek and for further studies in classical archaeology, philosophy, history, religion and theology, linguistics, English literature, comparative literature, and a wide range of other humanistic disciplines, as well as providing a solid foundation for law school or medical school.

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Latin, Ancient Greek, or Ancient Greek & Latin should be able to:

Demonstrate broad understanding of the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
Demonstrate sufficient understanding of the vocabulary, morphology, and syntax of Latin and/or ancient Greek to read standard works of the classical period accurately.
Acquire the skills necessary to use dictionaries, grammars, and other resources that aid the reading and understanding of Latin and/or ancient Greek texts.
Demonstrate, in their reading of Latin and/or ancient Greek, an understanding of genre, style, cultural context, and the place of the text within the literary history of the ancient world.
Communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing, ideas about Latin and/or ancient Greek literary texts.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 128 credits)

Tuition fees
US$54,720.00 per year
Start date

21 January 2020, 2 September 2020

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

725 Commonwealth Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02215, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper Based score range of at least 577-600.

For international students

Apply as a first-year student if you are currently in your last year of high school, have completed high school, are a GED recipient, or have completed a high school equivalency exam.

English Proficiency Testing Results:

Students who are most competitive for admission will have a composite score of at least 90-100 and minimum scores of 20 in each section.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - A total/overall score of 7 or higher will also satisfy BU’s English Language proficiency requirement for all programs.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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