Why Study Greek and Classics at JCU?

  • Greek is the language of Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Diogenes, Plutarch, and the Bible.
  • Latin is the language of Plautus, Terence, Cicero, Vergil, Horace, Ovid, Saint Augustine, and Saint Francis of Assisi.
  • Thus, Greek and Latin can be great aids in building vocabulary and language skills in English!

But What Can I Do with Greek and Classics?

  • Knowledge of Greek is valuable for pre-med students and those wishing to specialize in the history of classical art, in philosophy, or religious studies.
  • Knowledge of Greek is also important for students who wish to major in biology, English, history, pre-law, philosophy, pre-medicine, and religious studies.
  • Majors in classical languages have gone on to successful careers in such diverse areas as teaching, law, banking, library science, diplomatic service, and business.

The Core Language Requirement and Beyond!

  • The Greek Section participates in the university Core Curriculum by offering all levels of language instruction, from elementary through advanced.
  • Courses in Greek culture and literature and courses in classics (taught in English) fulfill the International, the Literature, the Diversity, and the Writing-intensive course requirements.

More at JCU!

  • You can join the JCU Classics Club for exciting extracurricular activities!
  • For more information, see the JCU Classics web page.

For one of the most comprehensive guides ever written, consult the website of the “National Committee for Latin and Greek!”